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Afton J. Day Edit Profile

administrator , elementary school educator

Afton J. Day, American, Georgian Elementary school educator, administrator. Named Reader's Digest American Hero in Education, 1993. Member International Reading Association, Georgia Association Educators, National Association Educators, Delta Kappa Gamma. F C.

Background

Day, Afton J. was born on February 11, 1938 in Murray, Utah, United States. Daughter of Hans C. and Eunice (Greenwood) Jensen.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Brigham Young University, 1960. Master of Education, University Georgia, 1966. Educational Specialist, Georgia State University, 1994.

Career

Instructor, U. Georgia, Athens, 1967;instructor, supervisor, Georgia State University, Atlanta, 1968-1969;founder, The Day School Pre-school and Kindergarten, 1970;teacher, learner support coordinator, King Springs Elementary, Smyrna, Georgia, 1975-1986;administrative assistant, King Springs Elementary, Smyrna, Georgia, 1986-1993;learner support strategist, Bryant Elementary School, Mableton, Georgia, 1993-1994;teacher, Brumby Elementary School, 1994-1998. Co-founder Smart Kids. Led Brumby teachers in creation of Literacy Suitcases, 1997-1998.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author four books. Contributor articles to professional publications. Developer educational program for children Eliminate Your Self Defeating Behaviors.

Membership

Member International Reading Association, Georgia Association Educators, National Association Educators, Delta Kappa Gamma. F C.

Connections

Married Sherman R. Day, December 28, 1960. Children: Kristin Day Lester, Brad, Sandra Day Barnes.

father:
Hans C. Jensen

mother:
Eunice (Greenwood) Jensen

spouse:
Sherman R. Day

children:
Kristin Day Lester Day

Brad Day

Sandra Day Barnes Day