Rita Fraiser

Rita Fraiser

Rita is a Native from Buffalo, New York. Her skills in education developed and expanded the minds of students throughout her career as a science teacher and administrator.

Rita received her advanced education from Canisius College obtaining the following degrees:

  • M.S. in Administration
  • M.S. in Education

Rita’s professional and volunteering positions included:

  • Lead instructor for Student Teachers
  • Magnet School Specialist
  • Coordinator for Math, Liberty Partnership and establishing business partnerships for Future’s Academy
  • Junior Achievement Advisory Board of WNY
  • YMCA Humboldt Chapter Board of Directors
  • Literacy Programs
  • Health Organizations

Rita has been recognized and received the following awards for her achievements and commitment to education.

  • Nominated for Outstanding Teacher of the Year
  • Received Title 1 Distinguished Educator of the Year
  • Pathfinder Award
  • Recognized by the Buffalo Common Council for outstanding achievements in the field of education

Rita’s affiliations included

  • Association for Supervision/Curriculum Development
  • Phi Delta Kappa
  • Past President of Xi Epsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.(Charter Member)
  • Buffalo Alliance of School Educators
  • Rotary Club of Winward
  • Georgia Toastmasters - (Rising Phoenix) - Charter Member

After retiring from 31years in the field of education, Rita and her children established the REF Foundation Inc. in 2009. The foundation will continue Rita’s effort to support and encourage students. The foundation will provide programs and financial assistance to help students release their brilliance through a career in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics