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Janis Wilson Benefield

Janis Wilson Benefield, American school librarian, media specialist. Licensed teacher secondary english State Board Educator Certification, Texas, 1969, teacher secondary french State Board Educator Certification, Texas, 1969, certified professional all-level learning resources specialist State Board Educator Certification, Texas, 1977.


  • Benefield, Janis Wilson was born on April 17, 1947 in San Angelo, Texas, United States. Daughter of Woodrow and Madolynne Bradley Wilson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Houston, 1968. Master of Library Science, North Texas State University, 1974.


    • Teacher Gabbs (Nevada) School, 1969—1971, Mary S. Black Intermediate School, Battle Mountain, 1971—1973. District library Dolores County Schools, Dove Creek, Colorado, 1973—1974. Children's and young adult library Moore Memorial Public Library., Texas City, Texas, 1974.

      Library media specialist Westchester Junior High School, Houston, 1975—1985. Library resources and media specialist Nottingham Elementary School, since 1985. Freelance storyteller, Houston, since 2001.


    Party affiliation: conservative


    Tutor Spring Branch Indiana School District, Houston, 2000—2005. Leader Tallowood Baptist Church, 1983—1988. Member of Texas Computer Education Association, Texas Association for Gifted and Talented, Texas Library.

    Association, Pi Delta Phi (secretary 1967-1968, award French Cultural Services Houston 1968), Beta Phi Mu.



    Travel, reading, ballet, flute, walking.


    • Married Harry Clayton Reno, September 21, 1968 (deceased November 10, 1968). Married Lester Benefield. 1 child Bradley Lynn.
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    Born April 17, 1947
    (age 69)
    • 1968
      University Houston
    • 1974
      North Texas State University
    • 1969 - 1971
      Teacher, Gabbs (Nevada) School
    • 1971 - 1973
      Teacher, Gabbs (Nevada) School
      Battle Mountain, Nevada, United States
    • 1973 - 1974
      district library Dolores County Schools
      Dove Creek, Colorado, United States
    • 1974
      children's and young adult library Moore Memorial Public Library
      Texas City, Texas, United States
    • 1975 - 1985
      library media specialist, Westchester Junior High School
      Houston, Texas, United States
    • 1985
      library resources and media specialist, Nottingham Elementary School