Award goes to BHS’s Faddis
The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation and the Hospitality Business Alliance announced the 2001 recipients of the Teacher Excellence Awards. Local educator Anita Faddis of Baldwin High School was among this year's winners.
The teacher Excellence Award recognizes exceptional teachers who use the ProStart foodservice career development program in their classrooms. Developed by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, ProStart prepares high school students for the job market and higher education through coursework, work experience, credentials and scholarships.
The instructors honored with a Teacher Excellence Award were nominated by school-to-career directors in their states based on exceptional dedication to the ProStart program. The winners extended the program's curriculum by motivating their students to participate in internships and by using guest speakers, field trips and other opportunities within the industry to make the program even more successful.
The award recipients will receive an expense-paid trip to the National Restaurant Association Show in Chicago where they will be recognized at a special luncheon on Friday, May 18.
"We are proud to sponsor an award that recognizes the outstanding efforts of teachers in the restaurant and hospitality industry," said A. Reed Hayes, president and CEO of the National Association Educational Foundation. "Teachers like Anita Faddis have an enormous impact not only on their students tomorrow's leaders but also on the future of our industry."
The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to fulfilling the educational mission of the National Restaurant Association. Founded in 1987, the foundation strengthens and supports the restaurant and foodservice industry by providing high quality learning, certification and awareness programs.