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Secondary education educator

Mary Ellen Van Vactor was American secondary school educator. Recipient award for outstanding state commercial foods program National Restaurant Association, 1982.


Vactor, Mary Ellen Van was born on June 19, 1948 in Russellville, Kentucky, United States. Daughter of Frank Joseph and Margareet G. (Herndon) Lennon.


Bachelor of Science in Home Economics, Murray (Kentucky) State University, 1970;Master of Arts in Secondary Education, Murray (Kentucky) State University, 1980;Rank I in Administrn., Murray (Kentucky) State University, 1986.


Teacher general science Owensboro (Kentucky) Indiana School, 1970-1971. Teacher commercial foods. Daviess County Campus, Kentucky Technology School-Vocational School, Owensboro, 1971—1997.

Cook/ baker Owensboro Public School System, since 1997. Member Daviess County Nutrition Board, 1980-1988.


President Owensboro Women's Softball Association, 1974-1978. Instructor nutrition program Daviess County 4-H Association, 1982-1988. Board directors Taste of Ohio, Owensboro, 1988-1992.

Member National Education Association, Kentucky Education Association, Kentucky Restaurant Association (at-large), Kentucky School Food Service Association (instructor 1990), American Vocational Education Association, Kentucky Vocational Education Association (secretary 1974-1975), Kentucky Association Vocational Home Economics Teachers (treasurer region 3, 1986-1988, Outstanding Home Economics Teacher award 1986, state honoree 1989), Green River Restaurant Association (vice president 1991-1992), Kentucky Vocational Industrial Clubs of America Association (chairman culinary arts division 1990-1993), Western Kentucky Chefs and Cooks Association, Culinary Educator Certified Chairman, Psychological Nutrition Associate, National School Nutrition Associate, National Education Association/KEA (life).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: boating, volleyball, quilting.


Married Ernest Wayne Van Vactor, July 2, 1982. Children: Katherine Jane, Joseph Wayne.

Frank Joseph Lennon

Margareet G. (Herndon) Lennon

Ernest Wayne Van Vactor

Katherine Jane Vactor

Joseph Wayne Vactor