Congratulations to EHS engineering teacher, Joel Foust. He was awarded the first-ever Dr. Susan Mahler Heart of Service Award at EEF’s annual event on May 17. The Eastlake Educational Foundation created the award to honor Dr. Mahler after her passing (12/30/1944 – 10/18/2022). Dr. Mahler was the first principal at Olympic View Elementary School, and was a part of the EEF since 1995, and was a long-time Eastlake resident. The award honors her dedication to students, education, and the community.
Mr. Foust has served the EHS school community for eleven years, during which he has taught engineering and worked tirelessly to improve and grow the EHS robotics and engineering program. His TitanBot 2543 Team has won awards at every level, both locally and nationally. He is instrumental in outreach to feeder campuses to build interest in STEM careers and pathways for local students. He creates an incredible sense of family and community in his program that has impacted generations of Titans. He also leads the SWENext Club (Society of Woman Engineers) and is in the process of starting a drone program on campus.
When asked about the award, Joel stated: “I share this award with everyone who has supported me along my journey and with all those who deserve recognition for their contributions to our collective growth and success”. You can hear more about Joel’s story and the Titanbot team here.