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Aileen Imogene Kirkham

Aileen Imogene Kirkham, American librarian. Volunteer Houston Northwest Hospital Auxiliary, 1977-1980 (newsletter editor 1980); board directors, officer Cripple Creek North Civic Club, Magnolia, Texas 1980-1983 (newsletter editor 1980). Member PTO, Texas Library. Association, Texas Professional Educators Association, Tomball Professional Educators Association, Houston Puppetry Guild, Delta Kappa Gamma (recording secretary since 1992).

Background

  • Kirkham, Aileen Imogene was born on April 18, 1951 in Caspar, Wyoming, United States. Daughter of Eugene Everett and Helen (Larson) Gardner.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Education, Washburn University, 1972. Master of Library Science, Sam Houston State University, 1987.

    Career

    • Teacher North Forest Indiana School District, Houston, 1974-1975, Aldine Indiana School District, Houston, 1975-1976. Preschool teacher Cypress Creek Christian Church, Spring, Texas, 1979-1980. Teacher Tomball (Texas) Indiana School District, 1983-1989, elementary school library, since 1989.

      Guest consultant Region Center, Beaumont, Texas, 1987, Fort Bend (Texas) Indiana School District, 1990. Storyteller, puppeteer, dramatist Houston area school districts, since 1989, Sam HoUston Children's Book Festival, Huntsville, since 1980.

    Politics

    Every Church statement in social or economic field should be seriously considered and demonstrate a competence in political sphere.

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    The human race, with an acceptance of Christ, is destined to inherit a condition and quality of life that is beyond the imaginations of man.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    People are called to love God not only with their hearts, but also with their minds. All things should be considered through the light of reason. In order to do that, it is necessary to become aware of different points of view and be able to develop critical thinking in relation to any political or social problem.

    Membership

    Volunteer Houston Northwest Hospital Auxiliary, 1977-1980 (newsletter editor 1980). Board directors, officer Cripple Creek North Civic Club, Magnolia, Texas 1980-1983 (newsletter editor 1980). Member PTO, Texas Library.

    Association, Texas Professional Educators Association, Tomball Professional Educators Association, Houston Puppetry Guild, Delta Kappa Gamma (recording secretary since 1992).

    Personality

    Interests

    Reading, travel, storytelling, swimming, puppeteering.

    Connections

    • Married Benjamin Franklin Kirkham, June 19, 1971. Children: Matthew Benjamin, Amanda Kay.
    • father: Eugene Everett Gardner
    • mother: Helen (Larson) Gardner
    • spouse: Benjamin Franklin Kirkham
    • children: Matthew Benjamin Kirkham
    • Amanda Kay Kirkham
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    Born April 18, 1951
    (age 65)
    Nationality
    • 1972
      Washburn University
    • 1987
      Sam Houston State University
    • 1974 - 1975
      Teacher, North Forest Indiana School District
      Houston, Texas, United States
    • 1975 - 1976
      Teacher, North Forest Indiana School District
      Houston, Texas, United States
    • 1979 - 1980
      preschool teacher, Cypress Creek Christian Church
      Spring, Texas, United States
    • 1983 - 1989
      teacher, Tomball (Texas) Indiana School District
    • 1989
      teacher, Tomball (Texas) Indiana School District