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The “Excellence in Training” Awards recognize the top 25 Application and top 25 Technical Instructors in our worldwide network. Our Instructors and Mentors have consistently demonstrated to the world, that New Horizons Learning Group is the premier computer training provider. Over fourteen hundred Application Instructors and almost fifteen hundred Technical Instructors taught classes at our centers last year. These names therefore represent the top 3% of all the instructors in the field. To qualify for this award, Instructors first must be in the top 10% of all instructors in evaluations in the network. The level required this year to meet the minimum number of evaluations was 720 for Applications and 190 for Technical instructors.

Top Instructors in 2018

Gabe Chapa, Applications & Technical Instructor

Applications, Business and Soft Skills, Gabe can do it all! As a second time recipient of the Top Performance Award, Gabe strives for the "ah-ha" moment when in the classroom. As a Marine Corps veteran,  former student of NHLG, and professional with over a decade in programming and software experience,  Gabe can relate to both enterprise, military and career changer students. Gabe's key strengths in the classroom are organization, communication and effective use of resources. Gabe is a certified Microsoft Office Master and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. Read more about Gabe

 

Mia Gwyn, Applications & Technical Instructor

A true master of the Microsoft Office Suite, Mia teaches everything in the Suite from Excel to OneNote and is a MOS Specialist 2007, 2010, & 2013 Master. She also holds an IC3 Certification - Global Standard 4, but it is in the classroom where she shines. Taking a fun approach to teaching, she says, "I openly admit that I’m cheesy and incorporate that shtick to make [students] laugh." Making sure to always go above and beyond Mia always gives more material/exercises than are in the book deriving from her real world experiences an six years teaching with New Horizons. Plus, Mia is fluent in Spanish with a BA in Spanish for Business! Read more about Mia

 

Kent Tuominen, Technical Instructor

As the son of two teachers, Kent believes that teaching is in his blood. After teaching New Horizons students for three years, Kent took on the responsibility of training new instructors and helping them acclimate to New Horizons’ classrooms. In 1999 he obtained his MCSE in Windows NT 4.0 and continued on in the Microsoft Track all the way up to Windows Server 2012.Kent believes in using a mixture of humor and education to create a fun learning enviornment. He has always enjoyed helping people, and that is what has drawn him back into teaching. As Kent puts it, “There is nothing better than making a difference in someone’s life." Read more about Kent

 

Nick Lane, Technical Instructor

Nick Lane

Nick has been a Technical Instructor with New Horizons since 2005. Prior to joining the New Horizons family, he worked in the commodities and telecommunications industries. Once he joined New Horizons, he realized his passion for teaching and seeing students succeed in his classes. Nick graduated from Nassau Tech BOCES Vocational Institute, where he received his Computer Repair, Electronics and Network Degree. Nick is a Microsoft Certified Trainer, who has over 18 years of experience building networks and computer systems. He brings real world experience to his students from his years working in different parts of the world for various industries such asCME Group and Cablevision. Read more about Nick

 

2017 Top Performers

Applications

  • Gabe Chapa
  • Mia Gwyn

Technical

  • Bill Sullivan
  • Kent Tuominen

2016 Top Performers

Applications

  • Gabe Chapa
  • Mia Gwyn

Technical

  • Nick Lane
  • Bill Sullivan
  • Dennis Thibodeaux
  • Kent Tuominen

2015 Top Performers

Applications

  • Jessica Brown
  • Gabe Chapa

Technical

  • Nick Lane
  • Bill Sullivan

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 2014 Top Performers

Applications

  • Tony Bhawani

Technical

  • Robert Johnson
  • Rhett Williams
  • Bill Sullivan
 2013 Top Performers

Applications

  • Tony Bhawani
  • Gabe Chapa
  • Raul Escalera 
 2012 Top Performers

Technical

  • Nick Lane 
 2011 Top Performers

Applications

  • Raul Escalera

Technical

  • Nick Lane 
 2010 Top Performers

Technical

  • Bill Sullivan
 2009 Top Performers

Technical

  • Bill Sullivan