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elementary school educator

Joy Underdown, American elementary school educator. Certified teacher, Missouri. Member National Science Teachers Association (committee, presenter), American Association of University Women, Council Elementary Science International (treasurer 1982-1986, since 1998, presenter), Missouri Teachers Association (chairman district committee 1982-1983), Missouri Retired Teachers Association, Delta Kappa Gamma, Pi Lambda Theta (president 1974-1976).

Background

Underdown, Joy was born on February 21, 1935 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Daughter of Nathaniel Ridley and Eleanor Johnston (Abbe) University.

Education

Associate of Arts, Stephens College, 1954. Bachelor, Stephens College, 1972. Master of Education, University Missouri, 1974.

Career

Teacher kindergarten, Buckley School, Sherman Oaks, California, 1955-1957; teacher nursery and kindergarten, John Thomas Dye School, Los Angeles, 1959-1963; teacher kindergarten, Palm Valley School, Palm Springs, California, 1963-1966; teacher, Buckley School, Sherman Oaks, California, 1966-1970; teacher, Fairview Elementary School, Columbia, Missouri, 1974-1991; curriculum consultant, Missouri Education Center, Columbia, since 1991.

Achievements

  • Certified teacher, Missouri.

Membership

Member National Science Teachers Association (committee, presenter), American Association of University Women, Council Elementary Science International (treasurer 1982-1986, since 1998, presenter), Missouri Teachers Association (chairman district committee 1982-1983), Missouri Retired Teachers Association, Delta Kappa Gamma, Pi Lambda Theta (president 1974-1976).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: travel, animals, children's literature.

Connections

father:
Nathaniel Ridley University

mother:
Eleanor Johnston (Abbe) University