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Parochial school educator

Celious Binion was American parochial school educator. Named Teacher of the Year, Leary Corporation, 2003; grantee, Kate Maremont Association, 1987, Kizzy Foundation, 2001.


Binion, Celious was born on January 31, 1940 in Carthage. Daughter of George Lewis and Ellene Steel.


Bachelor of Science, Jackson State University, 1961. Master of Arts, Chicago State University, 1981. Master of Arts, Olivet Nazarene University, Kankakee, Illinois, 2001.


Teacher Board Education, Chicago, 1964—1969, library, 1970—2001. Teacher District 143, Posen, 1969—1970, St. Clotilde Catholic School, Chicago, 2001—2003. Retired, 2003

Counselor Illinois Young Authors, Bloomington, since 1986.

Secretary Connexion, Inc., Chicago, since 1998.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (children's book) Buffy Goes Skating, 1987, (poems) Poetry for the Soul, 2004.


Drama helper volunteer Washington Park Field House, Chicago, 1986—1997. Volunteer Sherman Park Library., 1999—2003, Connexions, Chicago, since 1999. Secretary Chicago State's Library.

Club, 1999—2001; Sunday school teacher God's House of All Nations, since 1989. Member of Phi Beta Kappa.


  • Other Interests

    Reading, writing, music, tennis.


Children from previous marriage: Vicki Pearson, Yolanda Davis.

George Lewis

Ellene Steel