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Kenneth Dean Mark

Kenneth Dean Mark, museum director, educator. Teacher certified Pennsylvania, 1972. Named Elementary Teacher of Year, Mechanicsburg Area School District, 1991; recipient Distinguished Service to Pupils, 1974, 1976, 1982, 1989, Salute to Teaching award, Pennsylvania Academy Profession of Teaching, 1990.


  • Mark, Kenneth Dean was born on November 13, 1950 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Clifford Kenneth and Catherine Elsie Mark.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Messiah College, Grantham, Pennsylvania, 1972. Master of Education, Shippensburg University, Pennsylvania, 1975.


    • 6th grade teacher Mechanicsburg Area School District, Pennsylvania, 1972—1984, 5th grade teacher, 1984—2002, master teacher, 1990—2002. Assistant director Oakes Museum, Messiah College, Grantham, 2001—2005, director, since 2005. Adjustment lecturer in education Messiah College, Grantham, Pennsylvania, 1988—2001.

    Major achievements

    • Teacher certified Pennsylvania, 1972.


    Party affiliation: Independent


    Denomination: Protestant


    Member of National Education Association, Pennsylvania State Education Association, Pennsylvania Science Teachers Association, Mid-Atlantic Association Museum, American Association Museums.



    Golf, reading, swimming, RVing.


    • Married Beth L. Hostetler, July 15, 1972. Children: Ryan, Sally Mark Young.
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    Born November 13, 1950
    (age 67)
    • 1972
      Messiah College
    • 1975
      Shippensburg University
    • 1972 - 1984
      6th grade teacher, Mechanicsburg Area School District
      Pennsylvania, United States
    • 2001 - 2005
      assistant, director Oakes Museum
      Grantham, Pennsylvania, United States