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Elementary education educator

Linda Smith Dawson, American elementary school educator. Certified elementary teacher, North Carolina. Named Outstanding Educator of Year, East Carolina University, 1992.

Background

Dawson, Linda Smith was born on August 10, 1945 in Kinston, North Carolina, United States. Daughter of Jerry Herman and Sue LaRoque (Hardy) Smith.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, East Carolina University, 1966. Master of Arts in Education, East Carolina University, 1974. Certified education specialist, East Carolina University, 1989.

Career

Teacher, Lenoir County Schools, Kinston, North Carolina, 1967-1970;teacher, Kinston City Schools, since 1970.

Achievements

  • Certified elementary teacher, North Carolina.

Religion

The human race, with an acceptance of Christ, is destined to inherit a condition and quality of life that is beyond the imaginations of man.

Politics

Social norms that assume different standards for women than for men in marriage are outdated and should be rejected. Laws in civil society should define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

Views

The strong feature of Methodism is the role of local people take for the fabric of church buildings and manses and for the handling of money. They share with ordained ministers the role of setting direction for the churches in a particular area or 'circuit'.

Membership

Member advisory board Kinston Rainbow Assemby, 1981-1989. Member Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, National Association of Female Executives, National Education Association, North Carolina Association Educators (vice president since 1991, state professional rights and responsibilities commission since 1990, state legislation contact team since 1990, state resolutions committee since 1991, congressional contact team since 1991), Order Eastern Star (worthy matron 1983-1984, district chairman scholarship fund 1987-1988), Shriners (worthy high priestess 1989-1990), Beta Sigma Phi (charter, past officer), Phi Delta Kappa, Kappa Delta Phi.

Connections

Married Richard Paurice Dawson Junior, December 7, 1963. Children: Linda Sue Dawson Edmundson, Lisa Dawn, Kimberly Diane.

father:
Jerry Herman Smith

mother:
Sue LaRoque (Hardy) Smith

spouse:
Richard Paurice Dawson Junior

children:
Linda Sue Dawson Edmundson Dawson

Lisa Dawn Dawson

Kimberly Diane Dawson