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journalism educator

Debra Jo Shrout, American journalism educator. Certified teacher, Missouri. Named one of Outstanding Young Women of America, 1981. Committeewoman Democratic Township Walnut, Kirksville, since 1980; secretary Adair County Den. Committee, Kirksville, since 1982; member Young Men's Christian Association; Member National Education Association, Delta Kappa Gamma, Phi Delta Kappa (past president); University Dames (president 1980-1981).

Background

Shrout, Debra Jo was born on November 11, 1953 in Ypsilanti, Michigan, United States. Daughter of William Howard and Beverly Joice (Baer) Kitts.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Education, Northeast Missouri State University, 1974. Master of Arts, Northeast Missouri State University, 1978. Education specialist, Northeast Missouri State University, 1986.

Career

Teacher Kirksville (Missouri) High School, 1975-1977. Instructor communications N.E Missouri State University, Kirksville, 1977-1986. Teacher journalism Kirkwood (Missouri) High School, since 1986.

Director summer journalism program Northeast Missouri State University, 1982-1986. Judge College Media Advisors, 1984-1986, Columbia Scholastic Press, 1985-1986.

Achievements

  • Certified teacher, Missouri.

Politics

All human life is sacred and created by God and therefore, we must see all human life as significant and valuable. When governments implement the death penalty, then the life of the convicted person is devalued and all possibility of change in that person’s life ends.

Views

A true Christian should help those in need, regardless of religious affiliation.

Membership

Committeewoman Democratic Township Walnut, Kirksville, since 1980. Secretary Adair County Den. Committee, Kirksville, since 1982.

Member Young Men's Christian Association. Member National Education Association, Delta Kappa Gamma, Phi Delta Kappa (past president). University Dames (president 1980-1981).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Reading, jogging.

Connections

Married Thomas R. Shrout, December 21, 1974. Children: Thomas Reuben III, Rachael Elizabeth.

father:
William Howard Kitts

mother:
Beverly Joice (Baer) Kitts

spouse:
Thomas R. Shrout

children:
Rachael Elizabeth Shrout

Thomas Reuben III Shrout