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Language professional

Anna Maria Ford, American language educator. Certified secondary education teacher French, Spanish, English Michigan, South Carolina, Advanced Placement French teacher South Carolina, teacher Adolescence Young Adulthood and English Language Arts National Board Certified Teacher, 2001.

Background

Ford, Anna Maria Niedzwiedzka was born on August 17, 1940 in Starachowice, Poland. Daughter of Antoni Niedzwiedzki and Wanda Gluszkiewicz. came to the United States, 1954.

Education

Bachelor, Wayne State University, 1963. Master of Arts, Wayne State University, 1970.

Career

Teacher French and Spanish Ford Middle School, Highland Park, Michigan, 1965-1966. Teacher foreign language department Highland Park Community High School, 1966-1997, head foreign language department, 1968-1970, 73-78, language arts facilitator, 1991-1994. Owner, founder Horizons-International, Grosse Pointe Park, 1993-1997.

District-wide language consultant/coordinator Highland Park Public Schools, 1994-1997. Spanish, French and English language teacher Georgetown County School District, South Carolina, since 1997. Spanish teacher WINSHIP Middle School, Detroit, 1963—1964.

3rd. grade teacher Colegio Americano Nicaraguense, 1964—1965. Indiana contractor, consultant Languages and Services Agency, since 1993. Assessor, field study, teacher performance language arts National Board Professional Teaching Standards, Michigan, 1994.

Scorer writing proficiency assessments Michigan Department Education, 1994—1997, trainer of teachers, 1995—1997, trainer of trainers, 1995—1997, member content literacy committee. Instrnl./professional development task force member Middle Cities Association, Lansing, Michigan, 1995—1997. Member accreditation evaluation teams North Central, 1970—1997.

Consultant Coastal Area Writing Project, South Carolina, since 1998. Evaluator ADEPT team, training, South Carolina, since 1999. Advisor High School yearbook Polar Bear, 1985—1986.

Member High School diploma and English as Second Language task forces South Carolina Department Adult Education, since 2006, Global Career Development Facilitator, South Carolina, since 2007.

Achievements

  • Certified secondary education teacher French, Spanish, English Michigan, South Carolina, Advanced Placement French teacher South Carolina, teacher Adolescence Young Adulthood and English Language Arts National Board Certified Teacher, 2001.

Membership

Board directors Friends of Polish Art, Michigan, 1995—1997, French Institute Michigan, Southfield, 1985—1997. Member of American Association of University Women, MDE, Alliance Francaise (Detroit/Grosse Pointe/Charleston), Alpha Mu Gamma.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: travel, sailing, skiing, literature, music.

Connections

Married; 1 child, Alexandra Joanna Paszkowski.

father:
Antoni Niedzwiedzki

mother:
Wanda Gluszkiewicz

child:
Alexandra Joanna Paszkowski Ford