Eleanor Johnson selected as Top American History Educator of the Year by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP)!

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – 2/14/2017 (PRESS RELEASE JET) — Eleanor L. Johnson, American History Teacher formerly with Jamesville-Dewitt High School, has been selected as “Top American History Educator of the Year” for 2017 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP)!

While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself, only a few members in each discipline are chosen for this distinction. These special honorees are distinguished based on their professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, longevity in the field, other affiliations and contributions to their communities.  All honorees are invited to attend the IAOTP’s annual award gala at the end of this year for a night to honor their achievements.

With over 5 decades of professional experience in education, Eleanor has certainly proved herself as an accomplished professional and expert in the field. As a dynamic, results-driven leader, she has demonstrated success through the achievements of her students. She is being recognized for not only having a successful 54 year long career, but for her passion she expressed in her teaching and for her students.

Ms. Johnson’s key responsibilities for Jamesville-Dewitt High School, before her retirement, she taught American history to students in seventh- through 12th-grade.  Eleanor took pride in making sure each one of her students fully grasped her lesson.  She took her time to make sure she saw the “lightbulb” moment for each student and her most gratifying aspect of her career was witnessing her special needs students succeed after struggling in other classrooms for many years.  Eleanor was an advocate of verbal and non-verbal instruction, and believed that praising students for their accomplishments, no matter how small, motivates them to master more difficult tasks.

Aside from her responsibilities with Jamesville-Dewitt, Ms. Johnson was always intrigued by the history of DeWitt, New York. So before her retirement, Eleanor began teaching the major themes of American History through the eyes of DeWitt’s local residents. Not only did this teaching technique make for a fun and informative classroom setting, but it prompted Ms. Johnson to publish her knowledge in a book, “Turning the Pages,” which was released in 2008. The book catalogues the journey of the progressive railroad town and its ancestors, who would crouch in trees during World War I to kill anyone attempting to disrupt railroad traffic. During the Industrial Revolution, DeWitt Yards served as the largest switching and repair railroad yard in America, changing the community forever. The profound influence of such events is unmasked by Ms. Johnson, whose passion for the topic radiates through each word of the 350-page publication.

Eleanor has been recognized worldwide for her outstanding leadership, achievements, and dedication to education. In 2007 she was inducted as an honored member of Cambridge Who’s Who and named “Outstanding Professional of the Year” for 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2016. In 2010 selected as “Elite American Educator”, and had a chapter dedicated to her in the “Top 101 Industry Expert” publication; recipient of the Worldwide Lifetime Achievement in 2012 and 2016.  Was featured on Live 365 Radio and had a month dedicated to her in the Who’s Who Calendar as a Top Educator of the Year.  She has also been a member of the DeWitt Preservation and Historical Society, Member of the Jamesville-DeWitt Faculty Association, Member of the New York State United Teachers, Member of the Onondaga Historical Association, and Member of The New York State Retired Teachers’ Association.  Eleanor graduated Syracuse University and earned a master’s degree in Asian studies in 1963, after having already received a Bachelor of Arts in American History from the University of Rochester.

Looking back, Eleanor attributes her success to her perseverance, strength and her passion and love for education and being a part of the learning process. Her post-retirement endeavors include volunteering for her local church, traveling, reading history and continuing to research the early settlers of upstate New York.  For the future she hopes she has left an imprint of each of her students’ lives because they have left an imprint on her.

For more information on Eleanor please visit https://wwlifetimeachievement.com/2016/08/17/eleanor-johnson

About IAOTP

The International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) is an international boutique networking organization who handpicks the world’s finest, most prestigious top professionals from different industries.  These top professionals are given an opportunity to collaborate, share their ideas, be keynote speakers and to help influence others in their fields. This organization is not a membership that anyone can join.  You have to be asked by the President or be nominated by a distinguished honorary member after a brief interview. 

IAOTP’s experts have given thousands of top prestigious professionals around the world, the recognition and credibility that they deserve and have helped in building their branding empires.  IAOTP prides itself to be a one of a kind boutique networking organization that hand picks only the best of the best and creates a networking platform that connects and brings these top professionals to one place.

For more information on IAOTP please visit www.iaotp.com

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