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Dorothy Marie Peters, American Born: Sutton, Nebraska, October 23, 1913 Writer, consultant ( art: literature, Cons.) writer, consultant. Recipient Special Congressional Recognition certified, 1994.


Peters, Dorothy Marie was born on October 23, 1913 in Sutton, Nebraska, United States. Daughter of Sylvester and Anna (Olander) Peters.


Bachelor of Arts with high distinction, Nebraska Wesleyan University, 1941. Master of Arts, Northwestern University, 1957. Doctor of Education, Indiana U., 1968.


Teacher Nebraska public schools, 1931—1938. Caseworker Douglas County Assistance Bureau, Omaha, 1941. Hospital field director, general field representative American Red Cross, 1941—1950.

Social worker Urban League, Methodist Church, Washington, 1951—1953. Assistant principal, director guidance Manlius Community High School, Illinois, 1953—1958. Dean girls, guidance director Woodruff High School, Peoria, 1958—1966.

Visiting professor education Bradley University, 1959—1977. Coordinator, director Title I programs Peoria Public School Systems, 1966—1968, director pupil service, 1968—1978. Director counseling & evaluation Title I Programs, 1972—1973.

Volunteer director youth service programs, volunteer program consultant Central Illinois Chapter & Heart Illinois. Division member American Red Cross, Peoria, 1973—1977. Owner, operator Ability-Achievement Unlimited Consultant Services, Saratoga Springs, New York, 1978—1981.

Special consultant Courage Center, Golden Valley, Minnesota, 1981—1984, member public policy committee, board directors, 1985—1987. Member senior advisory board F & M Marquette National Bank, 1981—1985. Consultant Sister Kenny Institute, Minneapolis, 1984—1986.

Freelance writer, from 1984. Principal Dorothy M. Peters & Associates, Roseville, Minnesota, 1985—1987. Board directors home service committee, disaster committee Peoria Chapter American Red Cross, 1958—1973.

President, board directors Court Counselor Program. Member Mayor's Human Resources Council, Peoria. Chairman metropolitan advisory committee transportation handicapped.

Educational director, principal, board directors Catalyst High School, 1975—1977. Honorary life board member American National Red Cross. Member Saratoga Springs Hospital Building Rehabilitation Committee.

Founder, steering committee Open Sesame, Saratoga Springs, 1978—1981. Appointee New York State Employment & Training Council, 1979—1981, Saratoga County Employment & Training Committee, 1979—1981. Board directors Unlimited Potential, 1979—1981.

Member Metro Mobility Advisory Task Force, Minneapolis, 1981—1985, member policy committee, 1981—1985, 1984—1985. Member volunteer action committee United Way, Minneapolis, 1982—1985. Volunteer action committee United Way, Minneapolis, 1982—1985.

Member Minnesota State Planning Council, Developmentally Disabled & liason to University Missouri Affiliated Program, 1983—1989, Governor's Task Force Needs Adults Brain Impairment, 1985—1987, Nebraska Wesleyan University National Caucus, Minneapolis, from 1989, United Way Older Adults Vision Council, from 1993. Chairman, board directors Metropolitan Center Indiana Living, from 1986. Member, senior ministries council United Methodist Church, 1984—1988.

Member department rehabilitation services Minnesota Council Indiana Living, from 1989. Governor's appointee Minnesota Board Aging, 1989—1994. Member governor's senior agenda Indiana Living in the 1990's, 1989—1994.


Member of National Education Association, Pi Gamma Mu, Illinois Association Women Deans & Counselors,, National Head Injury Foundation, Minnesota Head Injury Foundation, Illinois Vocational Guidance Association (director), National Association Women Deans & Counselors (K-12 task force chairman since 1974, editorial board Journal member), American School Counselors Association, American Personnel & Guidance Association, Illinois Education Association (delegate 1962-1964), Illinois Guidance & Personnel Association (vice president area 1963-1964), Peoria Education Association (vice president 1962-1964), Alpha Gamma Delta, Delta Kappa Gamma, Pi Lambda Theta, Psi Chi, Phi Kappa Phi.


Sylvester Peters

Anna (Olander) Peters