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Laura Elizabeth Edwards

Laura Elizabeth Edwards, American library media specialist. Licensed professional library media specialist, library, teacher, mid-management administrator. Recipient 1st place Southeast regional publicity award March of Dimes, 1971, Intellectual Freedom award Texas Library. Association and Social Issues Research Service.


  • Edwards, Laura Elizabeth was born on May 18, 1942 in Moncks Corner, South Carolina, United States. Daughter of Woodrow Wilson and Pearle (Turner) Leland.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Library. Science, Winthrop College, 1965. Master of Education, Texas Women's University, 1984.

      Adrminstrs. mid-management certified, Texas Women's University, 1986. Postgraduate, University North Texas, 1988.


    • Teacher Sylvia Circle Elementary School, Rock Hill (South Carolina) School District, 1964, library, 1965-1968, Fort Mill (South Carolina) High School, 1968-1970. Teacher McWhirter Elementary School Clear Creek Indiana School District, League City, Texas, 1978-1980. Teacher Coppell (Texas) Middle School, Coppell Indiana School District, 1981-1982, library, 1982-1983, Education Service Center region 10, Richardson, Texas, 1983-1984.

      Adjunct professor University North Texas, Denton, 1988. Director Coppell Secondary Media Center, library Coppell High School, Coppell Indiana School District, 1984-1994. Retired, 1994

      Member committee Texas Bluebonnet award, 1985-1987, chair advisory board, 1988-1989.

      Member steering committee Children's Literature in Classroom, 1990-1991. Guest speaker various organizations and workshops.

    Major achievements

    • Licensed professional library media specialist, library, teacher, mid-management administrator.


    Denomination: Presbyterian


    Chairman York County (South Carolina) March of Dimes, Heart Fund, Nassau Bay, Texas. President Bay Area Welcome Wagon, Houston. Member Coppell Public Library.

    Board; public relations chair Come-See-Me, Rock Hill, South Carolina. Lunar rendezvous public relations chair Johnson Space Center Communities, Clear Creek, Nassau Bay, Webster, Seabrook, League City, Texas. Chair library committee York County Hospital Nurses Library.

    Member American Library Association, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, National Education Association, American Association School Libraries (national school library media month committee 1992-1994, chair 1993-1994), Library Association Service to Children (Newbery committee 1990), Library. Administration Management Association, Texas Library. Association (program committee 1992), Texas Association School Libraries (chair 1992-1993), Children's Round Table (chair 1989-1990, chair Siddie Joe Johnson committee 1990-1991), Young Adult Round Table (young adult reading incentive committee chair 1990-1991), International Reading Association, Dallas County Libraries Association, Society School Libraries International, Phi Delta Kappa.



    Cross-stitch, reading, flower arranging and growing, swimming.


    • Married Stephen Redfearn Stewart (divorced). Married Doyle Layne Edwards. Children: Stephen Redfearn, Catherine Elizabeth Edwards Bryan.
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    • 1965
      Winthrop College
    • 1984
      Texas Women's University
    • 1986
      Texas Women's University
    • 1988
      University North Texas
    • 1964
      Teacher, Sylvia Circle Elementary School
    • 1965 - 1968
      Teacher, Sylvia Circle Elementary School
    • 1968 - 1970
      Teacher, Sylvia Circle Elementary School
    • 1978 - 1980
      teacher, McWhirter Elementary School Clear Creek Indiana School District
      League City, Texas, United States
    • 1981 - 1982
      teacher, Coppell (Texas) Middle School
    • 1982 - 1983
      teacher, Coppell (Texas) Middle School
    • 1983 - 1984
      teacher, Coppell (Texas) Middle School
      Richardson, Texas, United States
    • 1984 - 1994
      director, Coppell Secondary Media Center
    • 1988
      adjunct professor, University North Texas
      Denton, Maryland, United States
    • 1994
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