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educational media specialist

Deborah Simmons Lawton, American Educational media specialist. Certified educational media specialist; certified professional library, supervisor. Internet grantee New Jersey State Library., 1994, Instrnl. Council grantee SouthBrunswick Instrnl. Council, 1995, 96, 97; recipient President's award New Jersey.Tennis.


Lawton, Deborah Simmons was born on September 14, 1950 in Dover, New Jersey, United States. Daughter of Coryden Jerome Simmons and Marjorie Lynd (Jewell) Weber.


Bachelor, Lebanon Valley College, 1972; teacher certified, College St. Elizabeth, 1974; Master of Library Science, Rutgers-The State University, 1994.


Confidential ratings analyst, Martindale-Hubbell, Summit, New Jersey, 1972-1974; teacher, St. Rose School, E. Hanover, New Jersey, 1975-1977; teacher, St. Paul School, Princeton, New Jersey, 1977-1978; library, Mary Jacobs Library., Rocky Hill, New Jersey, 1988-1992; library, South Brunswick H.S., Monmouth Junction, New Jersey, since 1994. Reviewer VOYA Magazine, since 1995, Infolink, since 1995. Chair press review committee Am.Assn.



  • Certified educational media specialist. Certified professional library, supervisor.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Knowledge Quest, Book Report. Co-author: Authentic Assessment in South Brunswick, Partnerships at Work in the Library.


Chair Montgomery jointure committee, Montgomery Township, New Jersey, 1985. Coach/director Montgomery Girls Softball, 1988-1991. Vice president, executive board Montgomery Township Parent-Teacher-Student Association, 1986-1990.

President, treasurer Lawrenceville (New Jersey) Presbyterian Cooperative Nursery School, 1981-1984. Ranking chair jrs. New Jersey Tennis District. Member INFOLINK Book Evaluation Criteria Committee, KidsConnect, INFOLINK Youth Services Committee.

Deacon Blawenburg Reformed Church, elder. Member American Library Association, American Association School Libraries (association American university presses committee since 1996, legislation committee, chair youth services committee, intellectual freedom committee, board tristees), Association for Library. Service to Children, Young Adult Library.

Services Association, Intellectual Freedom Round Table, Educational Media Association New Jersey (legislation chair, intellectual freedom chair), Association of America University Presses (review committee), New Jersey Library. Association, Beta Phi Mu, Pi Gamma Museum.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: water sports, quilting.


Married ErnestJames Lawton III, July 8, 1972. Children: Catherine Randall, Christopher James.

Coryden Jerome Simmons Weber

Marjorie Lynd (Jewell) Weber

ErnestJames Lawton III

Catherine Randall Lawton

Christopher James Lawton