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Secondary education educator

Cynthia Girard Unwin, American Secondary education educator. Certified teacher, Georgia.

Background

Unwin, Cynthia Girard was born on May 3, 1964 in Littleton, Colorado, United States. Daughter of Larry J. and Judith S. (Smiley) Girard.

Education

Bachelor Psychology, University Colorado, 1985. Master of Education, Auburn University, Alabama, 1989. Doctor of Philosophy, Auburn University, 1993.

Career

Classroom teacher Holy Cross School, Garrett Park, Maryland, 1986-1988. Graduate teaching assistant Auburn (Alabama) University, 1988-1993, instructor, 1994, Columbus (Georgia) College, 1992-1994. Chapter I teacher Harlem (Georgia) Middle School, 1994-1997.

Assistant professor reading education Augusta (Georgia) State University, 1997—1999. Reading teacher Killeen (Texas) Indiana School District, 1999—2002. Reading consultant, children's author, since 2002.

Achievements

  • Certified teacher, Georgia.

Membership

Youth ministry volunteer Holy Cross Church, Garrett Park, 1986-1988, St. Anne Church, Columbus, 1988-1994, Chong Hasang Church, 1999-2004. Member International Reading Association (council president 1992-1994, 2000-2004), Society Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, National Council Teachers English, Assembly on Literature for Adolescents/National Council For Teacher Education, Phi Delta Kappa (Outstanding Dissertation award Auburn chapter 1994), Phi Beta Kappa.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, gardening, photography.

Connections

Daughter of Larry J. and Judith S. (Smiley) Girard. M. Brian K. Unwin, August 10, 1985. Children: Kelly Marie, Emily Elizabeth.

father:
Larry J. Girard

mother:
Judith S. (Smiley) Girard

spouse:
Brian K. Unwin

children:
Kelly Marie Unwin

Emily Elizabeth Unwin