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Elementary education educator

Mary Lou Smelser Henry, American elementary school educator. Certified elementary teacher 1-6, reading 7-8, secondary teacher history 7-12 and sociology, Tennessee, Ala. Recipient Teacher of Year award 1987-1988, Trophy award 4-H, 1988-1991.

Background

Henry, Mary Lou Smelser was born on March 2, 1953 in Russellville, Alabama, United States. Daughter of Jessie Clifton and Margie Lou (Willingham) Smelser.

Education

Student, Northwest Alabama State Junior College, 1971—1972. Bachelor of Science, Middle Tennessee State University, 1975. Master of Arts, Tennessee Technology University, 1986.

Postgraduate +30 hours, Cumberland University, 1998.

Career

Substitute teacher, Warren County Board Education, McMinnville, Tennessee, 1979-1982;teacher, LaPetite Academy, McMinnville, 1982-1983;teacher 2d grade, Grundy County Board Education, Altamont, Tennessee, since 1983.

Achievements

  • Certified elementary teacher 1-6, reading 7-8, secondary teacher history 7-12 and sociology, Tennessee, Ala.

Membership

Coordinator Drug Awareness Task Force, 1990-1992. Member Grundy County Education Association, sponsor Science Fair, 1986-2009, 4-H Club, 1983-1985, 1987-1989, coordinator Field Day, 1988-1989. Member National Education Association, Grundy County Education Association (calendar committee 1985-1986, 1988-1989. secretary 1989-1990, Science/Health Textbook Committee, 1990-1991, Reading Textbook Committee, 2004, Social Studies Textbook Committee, 2007-2008, chairman public relations 1990-1991, representative North Elementary 1990-1991, editor Teacher Times 1989-1991, president 1993-1994, chair grievance committee 1994-1995, negotiations committee 1993-1999, secretary 2000-2001, secretary-treasurer 2001-2005, representative North Elementary 2005-2008), Tennessee Education Association (Certified of Appreciation 1991, women status committee 1994-1996).

Connections

Married Don M. Henry, August 26, 1972. Children: Aaron, Nathan.

father:
Jessie Clifton Smelser

mother:
Margie Lou (Willingham) Smelser

spouse:
Don M. Henry

children:
Aaron Henry

Nathan Henry