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Sonya Marie Christensen

Sonya Marie Christensen, American school librarian. Certified permanant teaching certified New York, publication librarian New York, 1989. Recipient Woman of Year, Coos Bay Area Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1974-1975; grantee Melchor scholarship, American Library Association, 1988.

Background

  • Christensen, Sonya Marie was born on March 14, 1947 in Ithaca, New York, United States. Daughter of Raymond Hruschka and Marie Georgianna Poitras.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio, 1969. Master of Library Science, State University of New York, Buffalo, 1989.

    Career

    • Librarian United States Peace Corps, Jamaica, 1969—1971, Southwest Oregon Community College, Coos Bay, Oregon, 1971—1985, librarian, acting director, 1983—1984. Medical librarian Veterinary Medical Center, Portland, 1981—1982. Children's librarian Coos Bay (Oregon) Publication Library., 1985—1987.

      School librarian Rochester (New York ) City School District, 1989—1991, Pittsford Central School District, Rochester, 1991—2003. Treasurer Greater Rochester (New York ) Area School Libraries, 1992—1995. Technical coordinator Pittsford Middle School, Rochester, New York, 1993—1998.

      Teacher trainer Pittsford Central Schools, 1995—2003. Mentor Rochester (New York ) Area Librarians, 1998—2003.

    Major achievements

    • Certified permanant teaching certified New York, publication librarian New York, 1989.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    State board member League of Women Voters, Coos Bay, Oregon, 1975—1976, president, 1976—1977. Organizer start library School #56, Rochester, New York, 1990, Grabow, South Africa, 2002, Jamaica, 1970, Pittsford Middle School, 1993. Tax preparer CASH/United Way, Rochester, New York, since 2004.

    Organizer, gardener St. Paul Pocket Park, since 2004. Member of Hope Foundation, St. Paul Pocket Park Neighborhood Association, Iroquois Garden Club (horticulturalist since 2004).

    Personality

    Interests

    Gardening, travel.

    Connections

    • Married Carl William Christensen, September 22, 1968. Children: Candace, Benjamin, Michael, Sally.
    • father: Raymond Hruschka
    • mother: Marie Georgianna Poitras
    • spouse: Carl William Christensen
    • children: Candace Christensen
    • Benjamin Christensen
    • Michael Christensen
    • Sally Christensen
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    Born March 14, 1947
    (age 69)
    Nationality
    • 1969
      Antioch College
    • 1989
      State University of New York
    • 1969 - 1971
      Librarian United States Peace Corps
      Jamaica
    • 1971 - 1985
      Librarian United States Peace Corps
      Coos Bay, Oregon, United States
    • 1981 - 1982
      medical librarian Veterinary Medical Center
      Portland, Jamaica
    • 1983 - 1984
      Librarian United States Peace Corps
    • 1985 - 1987
      children's librarian Coos Bay (Oregon) Publication Library
    • 1989 - 1991
      school librarian Rochester (New York ) City School District
    • 1991 - 2003
      school librarian Rochester (New York ) City School District
      Rochester, New York, United States
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