On Friday, we celebrated 5 members of our FAmily of staff with the 2021 Growth-Focused Awards! These awards recognize those who are constantly striving to improve and grow at both the personal and professional level, personifying what it means to be a lifelong learner. These individuals are regularly reflecting and challenging themselves, their students, and their colleagues to be better every day.
FAmily – please help us to celebrate and congratulate our winners!
Winner, FA Primary:
Alexandra Fedna-Rene, 1st Grade Teacher
Winner, FA Intermediate:
Tajh Laster, Health/PE Teacher
Winner, FA Middle:
Tom Dougherty, 6th Grade Math Teacher
Winner, FA Collegiate:
Calvin McRae, Algebra Teacher
Winner, FA Home Office:
Michelle Lawlor, Marketing & Communications Associate
Graig Weiss has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Foundation Academies since 2014. He began there 5 years before as Middle School Principal. A 2003 Teach for America corps member, Mr. Weiss taught Math and Science in the Bronx and the Dominican Republic prior to becoming an administrator and was selected as Teacher of the Year in 2007.
Prior to entering the education field, Mr. Weiss worked in the financial services sector with Cambridge Associates, LLC in Boston, MA. He holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting from the University of Pittsburgh, a Master of Science in Teaching from Fordham University, and a Master of Science in Educational Leadership from the University of Scranton.