Described by colleagues as a true "Renaissance Man," teacher George A. Weiner combines classical music, aerospace science, ancient languages and current events in his fourth-grade classroom at White Oaks Elementary School in Burke. His "Universal Words" program teaches vocabulary words within the context of core subject areas, using hands-on demonstrations, quizzes and a competitive "game show." Years later, many former students continue to use these lessons in preparation for College Board exams. Mr. Weiner has appeared as "The Incredible Dr. Quizmo" in a series of locally televised science lessons linking physical science concepts to everyday applications. He was also selected by the Lockheed Challenger Center for Space Science Education to host several internationally broadcast science programs. A former attorney, Mr. Weiner's passion for teaching has led many of his former students to become teachers.
1972 State University of New York - Plattsburgh, B.S.