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
- Virtual Classroom 2
Jared Woodfill, Johnson Space Center (Presenter)
Craig Wilson, USDA/ARS & Texas A&M College of Science (Presenter)
Greg Pitonza, Canajoharie Middle School (Presenter)
Nikki Wyrick, NASA/JPL (Speaker)
Joseph Williams, NASA Aeronautics and Space Administration (Speaker)
- Virtual Classroom 8
Alicia Baturoni Cortez, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Presenter)
Nujoud Merancy, NASA (Presenter)
Patricia Moore, NASA's Exploration Systems Development Mission Directorate (Presenter)