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library media specialist

Laura Elizabeth Edwards, American library media specialist. Licensed professional library media specialist, library, teacher, mid-management administrator. Recipient 1st place Southeast regional publicity award March of Dimes, 1971, Intellectual Freedom award Texas Library. Association and Social Issues Research Service.

Background

Edwards, Laura Elizabeth was born on May 18, 1942 in Moncks Corner, South Carolina, United States. Daughter of Woodrow Wilson and Pearle (Turner) Leland.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Library. Science, Winthrop College, 1965. Master of Education, Texas Women's University, 1984.

Adrminstrs. mid-management certified, Texas Women's University, 1986. Postgraduate, University North Texas, 1988.

Career

Teacher, Sylvia Circle Elementary School, Rock Hill (South Carolina.) School District, 1964; library, Sylvia Circle Elementary School, Rock Hill (South Carolina.) School District, 1965-1968; library, Fort Mill (South Carolina.) High School, 1968-1970; teacher McWhirter Elementary School, Clear Creek Indiana School District, League City, Texas, 1978-1980; teacher, Coppell (Texas) Middle School, Coppell Indiana School District, 1981-1982; library, Coppell (Texas) Middle School, Coppell Indiana School District, 1982-1983; library, Education Svc. Center region 10, Richardson, Texas, 1983-1984; Adjunct Professor, U. North Texas, Denton, 1988; director Coppell Secondary Media Center, library, Coppell High School, Coppell Indiana School District, 1984-1994; retired, 1994. Member committee Texas Bluebonnet award, 1985-1987, chair advisory board, 1988-1989.

Member steering committee Children's Literature in Classroom, 1990-1991. Guest speakervarious organizations and workshops.

Achievements

  • Licensed professional library media specialist, library, teacher, mid-management administrator.

Membership

Chairman York County (South Carolina) March of Dimes, Heart Fund, Nassau Bay, Texas. President Bay Area Welcome Wagon, Houston. Member Coppell Public Library.

Board; public relations chair Come-See-Me, Rock Hill, South Carolina. Lunar rendezvous public relations chair Johnson Space Center Communities, Clear Creek, Nassau Bay, Webster, Seabrook, League City, Texas. Chair library committee York County Hospital Nurses Library.

Member American Library Association, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, National Education Association, American Association School Libraries (national school library media month committee 1992-1994, chair 1993-1994), Library Association Service to Children (Newbery committee 1990), Library. Administration Management Association, Texas Library. Association (program committee 1992), Texas Association School Libraries (chair 1992-1993), Children's Round Table (chair 1989-1990, chair Siddie Joe Johnson committee 1990-1991), Young Adult Round Table (young adult reading incentive committee chair 1990-1991), International Reading Association, Dallas County Libraries Association, Society School Libraries International, Phi Delta Kappa.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: cross-stitch, reading, flower arranging and growing, swimming.

Connections

Married Stephen Redfearn Stewart (divorced). Married Doyle Layne Edwards. Children: Stephen Redfearn, Catherine Elizabeth Edwards Bryan.

father:
Woodrow Wilson Leland

mother:
Pearle (Turner) Leland

spouse:
Doyle Layne Edwards

spouse:
Stephen Redfearn Stewart

child:
Stephen Redfearn Edwards

child:
Catherine Elizabeth Edwards Bryan Edwards