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media educator

Kay Bishop, American media educator. Certified media specialist, English teacher, Florida. National Education Association title II grantee, 1990-1991; Florida Association Media in Education scholar, 1990-1991.


Bishop, Kay was born on June 16, 1942 in Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States.


Bachelor, Florida State University, 1963. Doctor of Philosophy, Florida State University, 1992. Master of Education, Washington State University, 1979.

Master of Arts, University South Florida, 1984.


Media specialist, Samoset and Blackburn Elementary School, Bradenton, Florida, 1970-1971;media specialist, Bradenton Christian School, 1974-1984;media specialist, Palmetto (Florida) H.S., 1984-1992;media specialist, Sportfield Elementary School, Hanau, Germany, 1992-1993;reference library, U. South Florida, Sarasota, 1988-1990;library, American School in Switzerland, Montagnala-Lugano, 1993-1994;assistant professor, Murray (Kentucky) State University, 1994-1995;assistant professor, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, 1995-1997;assistant professor, U. Kentucky, Lexington, since 1997. Chair silver medallion committee Children's Book Festival, U. Mississippi, since 1997.


  • Certified media specialist, English teacher, Florida.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional publications.


Member Returned Peace Corps Volumes, since 1965, Friends of Nepal, since 1965. President Manatee (Florida) Association for Media in Education, 1986-1988. Member American Library Association (conference committee 1996-1997), American Association School Libraries (national research com.1996-), Association Library. and Information Science Education, Young Adult Library.

Superior vena cava syndrome Association (national research committee since 1997), Educators of Library. Media Specialists (secretary), International Reading Association Kappa Phi, Beta Phi Museum.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, swimming.


Daughter of Arnold Franklin and Louise Thelma (Thompson) Cecka. Divorced; children: James C., Jennifer K., Lara G.

Arnold Franklin Cecka

Louise Thelma (Thompson) Cecka

James C. Bishop

Jennifer K. Bishop

Lara G. Bishop