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English language educator

Darlene June Criss, American English language educator. Certified teacher, Kansas. Recipient Wakan award Camp Fire Girls, Wichita, 1968; named one of 5 state finalists Teachers in Space Program, 1985, Outstanding Young Teacher, Goddard School District, 1985.


Criss, Darlene June was born on February 4, 1931 in Potwin, Kansas, United States. Daughter of Leroy Eckard and Sarah Caroline (Weber) Edwards.


Bachelor, Wichita State University, 1976. Master of Education, Wichita State University, 1979.


Teacher English, Unit School District 265, Goddard (Kansas) High School, since 1976;department chairman language arts, Unit School District 265, Goddard (Kansas) High School, since 1979. Lecturer on creativity, since 1977. Adviser yearbook, 1976-1991, Prism, since 1976.


  • Certified teacher, Kansas.


  • Other Work

    • Editor (newsletter) Sunflower Seeds, 1974-1984. Contributor poetry to English Journal.


Leader Camp Fire Girls, Wichita, district program leader, Wichita 1960-1965. Area chair American Heart Association, Wichita 1958-1973. President South High Parent-Teachers Association, Wichita, 1969-1971.

Member National Education Association, Kansas Education Association, Goddard Education Association (chief negotiator 1981-1984), National Association Teachers English, Kansas Association Teachers English, Mensa (life, national representative international board directors 1987-1995, national secretary 1988-1991, national 1st vice chairman 1991-1995, chairman 1995, board directors since 1995, editor national bulletin 1982-1984, editor Isolated M newsletter 1984-1995, public agent International Mensa Journal 1985-1991, Distinguished Service award 1986).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: travel, writing, photography, editing.


Married James Harold Criss, July 18, 1948. Children: Melissa Colleen, Melinda Collette, James Anthony, Michael Jordan, Troy Mitchell, Shayne Lee.

Leroy Eckard Edwards

Sarah Caroline (Weber) Edwards

James Harold Criss

Melissa Colleen Criss

Melinda Collette Criss

James Anthony Criss

Michael Jordan Criss

Troy Mitchell Criss

Shayne Lee Criss