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adult education educator

Jane Emma Dwyer, American adult education educator. Named Woman of Year for Leadership in Education, 1983; recipient Producer award for Minstrels show, 1965, Friendship award, Girl Scouts United States of America, 1968.


Dwyer, Jane Emma was born on January 15, 1938 in Nashua, New Hampshire, United States. Daughter of Alfred E. and Delia A. (Lemay) Bastille.


Student Nashua Business College, 1957. Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude, Notre Dame College, 1978. Master of Education, Rivier College, 1980.

Doctor of Ministry Graduate Theological Foundation, 1993.


With Doehla Greeting Cards, Nashua, 1955-1957. Kindergarten teacher, Merrimack, New Hampshire, 1963-1975. Principal Allied Command Transformation Kindergarten, Merrimack, 1977-1986.

Christian education consultant New Hampshire Council Churches, Concord, 1980-1983. Director/administrator religious education Our Lady of Mercy, Merrimack, New Hampshire, 1975-1986, sacramental advisory, 1976-1986, liturgical consultant, 1978-1987, guidance counselor, elementary, 1979-1980. Psychological examiner Easter Seal Rehabilitation Center, 1982-1990.

Family consultant St. Anne's, Hampstead, 1986-1989. Adjunct Professor education Notre Dame College, Manchester, 1989-1993, psychology Rivier College, Nashua, New Hampshire, 1989. Board of directors Christian Life Center, Manchester, Ecumenical Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Task Force, Manchester,1990.

Member Diocesan Liturgical Commission, county religious educators Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults. Member Alternative Mehtods Network Merrimack School Board, 1964-1969. Leader Girl Scouts United States, 1964-1975.

First aid instructor American Red Cross, 1965-1981, ambulance attendant, 1965-1968. Secretary Merrimack Youth Association, 1965-1968. Girls softball coach, 1968-1971.

President LadiesGuild, 1969-1971.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Board directors Christian Life Center, Manchester, Ecumenical Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Task Force, Manchester. Member Alternative Methods Network Merrimack School Board, 1964—1969. Leader Girl Scouts United States of America, 1964—1975.

Instructor first aid American Red Cross, 1965—1981, ambulance attendant, 1965—1968. Secretary Merrimack Youth Association, 1965—1968, girls softball coach, 1968—1971. Member Diocesan Liturgical Commission, Diocesan Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Commission.

Council religious educators Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults. Member of New Hampshire Conference Religious Educators, New Hampshire Readiness Association, New Hampshire Personnel and Guidance Association, New England Psychological Association, American Personnel and Guidance Association, National Association Parish Coordinator, National Catholic Educators Association, Ken Anderson Dancers, Heel and Toe Square Dance Club, Ladies Guild (president 1969-1971), R.F. Women's Club, Gourmet Cooking Club.


Married Philip Russell Dwyer, June 16, 1956. Children: Philip Mark, Crystal Joy, Timothy Earl.

Alfred E. Bastille

Delia A. (Lemay) Bastille

Philip Russell Dwyer

Philip Mark Dwyer

Crystal Joy Dwyer

Timothy Earl Dwyer