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Business education educator

Lorraine Marie Roberts, American finance educator. Recipient Occupational Educator award, New York Education Department, 1989, President award, Marist College, 1998, Community Service award, Girl Scouts, District of Columbia, 2005, Girl Scouts, Dutchess County, 2005, Legacy award, Hudson Valley Credit Union, 2007, Gold medal award, Saint Cabrini Home, 2008.


Roberts, Lorraine Marie was born on May 12, 1930 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of Willie and Adele Marie (Simpson) Pettie.


Bachelor of Science, Hampton University, 1952. Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1954.


Business teacher Union High School, Bowling Green, Virginia, 1952-1953, City School District, Rochester, New York, 1956-1964. Substitute business teacher Arlington School District, Poughkeepsie, 1964-1965. Part time business teacher Dutchess Community College, 1965-1966.

Business teacher, coordinator, department chairman, occupation education department chairman Poughkeepise City School District, 1966-1996. Member business education committee New York Education Department, Albany, 1967—1990. Teachers advisory committee Dutchess Community College, 1981—1996.

Member Vassar College Chaplaincy, 1991. Consultant New York State Education Department, 1996—2002.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Christians should be dedicated to the holy responsibility and privilege of loving people of all races and ethnicities in religious communities.


Responsibility for parenting is to encourage social, economic, and religious efforts to maintain and strengthen relationships within families in order that every member may be assisted toward complete personhood.


Board directors United Way of Dutchess County, New York, 1972—1981, Dutchess County council Girl Scouts United States, 1992—1999, Poughkeepsie (New York ) Day School, since 2002. Treasurer Eleanor Roosevelt Center, Valkill, 2002—2006, secretary, since 2007. Member Business Teachers New York State (treasurer, board directors constitution committee chairman, Clinton A. Reed award for outstanding business educator 1994), Business Education Association Mid-Hudson (board directors, president 1990-1996), New York State Curriculum and Assessment Council (co-chair technical and occupational studies committee), Dutchess County Dominica Partnership of America (vice president 1990-1992), Dutchess County History Society (board directors, president), Iota Alpha Omega, Alpha Kappa Alpha (president 1969-1971, treasurer, Black Achievers award in Education 1992), Communities Fire Dutches Company Board, since 2008.


Married Arthur M. Roberts, June 25, 1954 (sep. 1972); children: Kevin Middleton, Harlan Keith.

Willie Pettie

Adele Marie (Simpson) Pettie

Arthur M. Roberts

Kevin Middleton Roberts

Harlan Keith Roberts