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Deborah Simmons Lawton

Deborah Simmons Lawton, American librarian. Certified educational media specialist, professional library, supervisor. Internet grantee New Jersey State Library., 1994, Instructional Council grantee South Brunswick Instructional Council, 1995, 96, 97; recipient President's award New Jersey Tennis.


  • Lawton, Deborah Simmons was born on September 14, 1950 in Dover, New Jersey, United States. Daughter of Coryden Jerome Simmons and Marjorie Lynd (Jewell) Weber.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Lebanon Valley College, 1972. Teacher certified, College St. Elizabeth, 1974. Master of Library Science, Rutgers University, 1994.


    • Confidential ratings analyst Martindale-Hubbell, Summit, New Jersey, 1972-1974. Teacher St. Rose School, East Hanover, 1975-1977, St. Paul School, Princeton, 1977-1978. Library Mary Jacobs Library., Rocky Hill, 1988-1992, South Brunswick High School, Monmouth Junction, 1994—2007.

      Director, Cummings Library. Pine School, Hobe Sound, Florida, since 2007. Reviewer Infolink, since 1995.

      Chair University Press Review Committee.

    Major achievements

    • Certified educational media specialist, professional library, supervisor.


    • Author: Knowledge Quest, Book Report. Co-author: Authentic Assessment in South Brunswick, Partnerships at Work in the Library.


    Chair Montgomery jointure committee, Montgomery Township, New Jersey, 1985. Coach/director Montgomery Girls Softball, 1988-1991. Vice president, executive board Montgomery Township Parent-Teacher-Student Association, 1986-1990.

    President, treasurer Lawrenceville (New Jersey) Presbyterian Cooperative Nursery School, 1981-1984. Ranking chair jrs. New Jersey Tennis District. Member INFOLINK Book Evaluation Criteria Committee, KidsConnect, INFOLINK Youth Services Committee.

    Deacon Blawenburg Reformed Church, elder. Member American Library Association, American Association School Libraries (association American university presses committee since 1996, legislation committee, chair youth services committee, intellectual freedom committee, board tristees), Association for Library. Service to Children, Young Adult Library.

    Services Association, Intellectual Freedom Round Table, Educational Media Association New Jersey (legislation chair, intellectual freedom chair), Association of America University Presses (review committee), New Jersey Library. Association, Beta Phi Mu, Pi Gamma Museum.



    Water sports, quilting.


    • Children: Catherine Randall, Christopher James.
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    Born September 14, 1950
    (age 67)
    • 1972
      Lebanon Valley College
    • 1974
      College St. Elizabeth
    • 1994
      Rutgers University
    • 1972 - 1974
      Confidential ratings analyst, Martindale-Hubbell
      Summit, New Jersey, United States
    • 1975 - 1977
      teacher, St. Rose School
      East Hanover, New Jersey, United States
    • 1977 - 1978
      teacher, St. Rose School
      Princeton, New Jersey, United States
    • 1988 - 1992
      library Mary Jacobs Library
      Rocky Hill, Connecticut, United States
    • 1994 - 2007
      library Mary Jacobs Library
      Monmouth Junction, New Jersey, United States
    • 2007
      Hobe Sound, Florida, United States
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