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educator , consultant , businesswoman

Barbara Bumgarder Malany, Special education and learning disabilities educator, youth and childconsultant, businesswoman ( education, Cons.)special education and learning disabilities educator, youth and child, consultant, businesswoman.

Background

Malany, Barbara Bumgarder was born on August 20, 1943 in Waco, Texas, United States. Daughter of James McNabb and Helen (Welker) Bumgardner.

Education

Bachelor in English withhonors, University of Illinois, 1965, Master of Education in Special Education, 1972. Coordinator reading laboratory Urbana High School, Illinois, 1968-1970. Special needs teacher Jefferson Middle School, Springfield, Illinois, 1973-1974.

Commissioner Illinois Commision on Children, 1974-1985. Instructor Lincoln Land Community College, Springfield, 1977-1979. Hearing officer Illinois State Board Education, Springfield, 1980-1990.

Director Childrens' Education, Center Baptist Church, Springfield, 1981-1985. President Flowers Le Grand Ltd., Flowers and Gift Shop, Springfield, 1985^. Vice president Illinois FosterParent Association, Springfield, 1970-1983.

Foster parent training commissioner Illinois Department Children and Family Services, Springfield, 1978-1979. Member Illinois White House Committee on Children, 1980. Director Rutledge Foundation, Springfield, 1982-1986, president, 1983-1984.

Director Parent Place, Inc., 1988^. Research assistant Institute.

Career

Coordinator reading laboratory Urbana High School, Illinois, 1968—1970. Special needs teacher Jefferson Middle School, Springfield, 1973—1974. Commissioner Illinois Commission Children, 1974—1985.

Instructor Lincoln Land Community College, Springfield, 1977—1979. Hearing officer Illinois State Board Education, 1980—1990. Director Childrens' Education Central Baptist Church, 1981—1985.

President Flowers Le Grand Ltd., since 1985. Vice president Illinois Foster Parent Association, Springfield, 1970—1983. Research assistant Institute Research Exceptional Children, Urbana, 1971—1972.

Foster parent training commissioner Illinois Department Children and Family Services, Springfield, 1978—1979. Member Illinois White House Committee Children, 1980. President Rutledge Foundation, 1983—1984, director, 1982—1986, Parent Place Inc., since 1988.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor: (quarterly newspaper) The Foster Parent, 1976-1982.

Membership

Foster parent to over 15 children, Illinois, since 1968. Active member League of Women Voters, since 1970, Girl Scouts America, 1981—1982. Vice president Downtown Springfield Inc., since 1995, board directors, since 1993, Young Men’s Christian Association Springfield, 1995—1997.

Member St. John's Hospital Advisory Council, since 2004. Member of National Association Women. Business Owners (board directors, Springfield chapter since 2004), Council Exceptional Children, Sangamon Foster Parents Association, Women in Management, Springfield Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Foster Parents Association, National Foster Parents Association, Rotary Lodge.

Connections

Married LeGrand Lynn Malany, June 27, 1965. Children: LeGrand Karl, Siobhan, Carlieen.

father:
James McNabb Bumgardner

mother:
Helen (Welker) Bumgardner

spouse:
LeGrand Lynn Malany

children:
LeGrand Karl Malany

Siobhan Malany

Carlieen Malany