Dr. Malissa Ann Leipold, nee Scheuring, assistant professor at Iona College, recently earned Teacher of Honor designation from Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor society in Education. As the 19th recipient of the award this year, Leipold joins a small group of remarkable educators who have been recognized with this honor.
“A major aspect of Dr. Leipold’s philosophy of teaching and learning is service to the professional community and to those who are less fortunate. Integrated in her teaching is a service component,” said Patricia A. Antonacci, professor of Education at Iona College. “Dr. Leipold goes beyond providing students with information on service to the community; she models service to the students through her own engagement in service to the community and facilitates students in their commitment to service activities.”
Leipold has had significant impact on Iona College, in both the Education Department and in the Educational Leadership Program. Serving as the current coordinator of the Educational Leadership Program, she revised the program’s entire curriculum as well as its delivery and relevance to the students at Iona. She has published the book Job Satisfaction, articles, and manuscripts. At Iona, Leipold has taken on numerous leadership roles, including submitting a report that earned Iona NCATE accreditation, earning national recognition for Iona’s Educational Leadership Program, and serving on the Committee on Academic Affairs and the Committee on the Budget.
“Malissa is an outstanding teachers. Consistently, she demonstrates excellent lessons where preparation for teaching is quite apparent and delivery of instruction is organized. In addition to her excellent classroom teaching, Dr. Leipold is actively engaged in scholarship that is related to her field of teaching,” stated Antonacci.
Leipold is the daughter of Throggs Neck residents, Tom and Lyn Scheuring, directors of LAMP Ministries.