James Falletti, having graduated from the Education Program at St. Peter's University, holds Masters Degrees in both Educational Leadership, Education, and Counseling with New Jersey certifications in Teaching, Middle School Science, ELA, and Supervision. He also received a BA in English Literature from Stony Brook University in 2007, and a BA in Communications (Journalism) from Dowling College with a minor in Theatre in 2002. Having worked at St. Leo's School as a Middle School Science Teacher since 2010, he has become a role model and a leader amongst students and colleagues due to his years of dedication to teaching and the use of a hands-on approach. His work and creativity within and away from the classroom enables him to reach all students at all grade and learning levels; as-well-as the members throughout the community. James Falletti is currently pursuing his Ed.D. in Education from his Alma Mater: Saint Peter's University.
In June 2017, James attended Honeywell Educators at Space Academy in Huntsville, AL as part of team Destiny, where he received the Right Stuff Award. In June and July of 2018, James returned to United States Space & Rocket Center as an Ambassador to the HESA 2018 program and to complete his training through the Advanced Educators at Space Academy; where he received the Commanders Patch of excellence. He stated, “I love science and technology, and the Honeywell Educators program is the perfect marriage of the two. Learning about STEM and space exploration makes this a must-do experience for every science educator.”
James Falletti is currently at Corpus Christi School in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ where he is the a Middle School Science Teacher and Tech & STEAM Integrator, teaching Kindergarten - 8th Grade. Inspired by his work with HESA and various other professional developments, including ProjectEngin, SEEC, and NASTAR, plus his love of science and technology, James has transformed the media center into a fully immersive STEM Lab and Makerspace. Taking on this challenge has earned him recognition through the Archdiocese of Newark, and has lectured on the importance of Makerspaces, as-well-as how to create your Makerspace on the cheap. He was honored with multiple featured articles about his work as a Science and STEM Teacher and for his work as the moderator and coach for the Corpus Christi Schools’ Quiz Bowl team: the Academic Challengers. He was also blessed with the opportunity to be a Keynote Speaker for the 2018 Graduation ceremony at Saint Nicholas School in Jersey City, NJ.
James considers himself to be a lifelong learner and hopes to inspire more educators to take a leap of faith into the unknown with curiosity and inspiration to guide them to better the future of every student. In February 2022, Mr. James Falletti will give his 4th presentation at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX during the Annual Space Exploration Educators Conference; and has presented at the NJEA Conference in Atlantic City in November 2019 and NJECC in January 2020.
In 2021, James has earned both The Cherri Brinley Space Science Educator Award through SEEC and the Patricia F. Kane Environmental Education Award of Excellence through NJ Audubon.
Sessions in which James Falletti attends
- Thursday Keynote: NASA Keynote Astronaut Kjell N. Lindgren Space Center Houston (Hosting of all events take place on-line-virtually) - Keynote Speaker
- 8:15 AM CST - 9:15 AM CST | 1 hour
- Dr. Kjell N. Lindgren was selected by NASA in 2009. He spent most of his childhood abroad and returned to the U.S. to complete his education and ea...
- Understanding Space Habitats: A Challenge-Based Approach Space Center Houston (Hosting of all events take place on-line-virtually) - Virtual Classroom 7
- 9:45 AM CST - 11:15 AM CST | 1 hour 30 minutes
- This session will help teachers use the fascination of humans in space to create analogies for biological habitats, ecological systems, civil engin...
- "We Choose to Go to the Moon!" and Leading Students There Again Space Center Houston (Hosting of all events take place on-line-virtually) - Virtual Classroom 2
- 12:45 PM CST - 2:15 PM CST | 1 hour 30 minutes
- Use Mission Control to structure learning. With Apollo Alarm System Engineer Jerry Woodfill, train to be an Honorary Flight Director. Lead student ...
- Searching for Life: Cryobot Mission to Europa Space Center Houston (Hosting of all events take place on-line-virtually) - Virtual Classroom 4
- 3:15 PM CST - 4:00 PM CST | 45 minutes
- One of the leading candidates for having an environment where life could exist due to liquid water is Jupiter’s moon, Europa. A thick, icy crust su...
- Friday Keynote: Dr. John Mather Space Center Houston (Hosting of all events take place on-line-virtually) - Keynote Speaker
- 8:00 AM CST - 9:00 AM CST | 1 hour
- How did we get here from the Big Bang? Astronomers, geologists, and biologists all look back in time to work out the picture. I will show the histo...
- Next Stop...Mars Space Center Houston (Hosting of all events take place on-line-virtually) - Virtual Classroom 7
- 9:15 AM CST - 10:45 AM CST | 1 hour 30 minutes
- Traveling to Mars requires advances in technology. Join us as we use 21st Century technology tools to learn about the solar system and teach hands-...
- Tour: Jet Propulsion Laboratory: 360 Degree Live Tour Space Center Houston (Hosting of all events take place on-line-virtually) - Tours
- 11:00 AM CST - 12:00 PM CST | 1 hour
- Get a behind-the-scenes tour of amazing places at JPL and get an unprecedented view from the floor ...
- Launch and Splashdown with the Artemis Mission STEM Kit Space Center Houston (Hosting of all events take place on-line-virtually) - Virtual Classroom 8
- 2:00 PM CST - 3:30 PM CST | 1 hour 30 minutes
- NASA’s first Artemis mission will take place this year! Are you ready for Artemis I? Meet an engineer from the Artemis Mission Management team and ...
- SEEC 2021 Banquet Opening and Award Ceremony
- 6:00 PM CST - 10:00 PM CST | 4 hours
- A highlight of SEEC is the Friday evening banquet, and this year will be no exception. The evening will kick off with a heartfelt welcome and thank...
- Expedition: Space Lab- A New Space Station Explorers Program Space Center Houston (Hosting of all events take place on-line-virtually) - Virtual Classroom 8
- 8:45 AM CST - 10:15 AM CST | 1 hour 30 minutes
- The purpose of the Expedition: Space Lab is to empower and equip teachers to utilize the multitude ...
- Martian Soil Doesn't Exist Space Center Houston (Hosting of all events take place on-line-virtually) - Virtual Classroom 2
- 10:30 AM CST - 12:00 PM CST | 1 hour 30 minutes
- Future missions to Mars will require astronauts to be farmers; but what about soil? Come explore characteristics of regolith and modifications need...
- Panel: ISS National Laboratory Panel
- 12:15 PM CST - 1:15 PM CST | 1 hour
- Join us for a special panel on the research being conducted on the International Space Station. The event will be led by Dr. Liz Warren, Ph.D., Sen...
- Saturday Keynote: Science Fiction, Science Future, and Science Now Space Center Houston (Hosting of all events take place on-line-virtually) - Keynote Speaker
- 3:15 PM CST - 4:15 PM CST | 1 hour
- Persevering with innovation is a consistent theme in science fiction and in real life. Join us as author Andy Weir, astronaut Cady Colman, and I...