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History educator

Michael Frank Poitras, American history educator. Avocations: sailing, fishing. M C. Captain United States Army, 1959-1966. Member National Education Association, National Council Social Studies, Washington Education Association (professional negotiations commission 1972-1974), Washington Alternative Learning Association.

Background

Poitras, Michael Frank was born on November 25, 1937 in Seattle, Washington, United States. Son of George William and Mary Lorraine (Burnette) Poitras.

Education

Bachelor in Education, Eastern Washington College, 1959. Master of Education, Eastern Washington College, 1966. Postgraduate, Washington State University, 1968.

Career

Teacher 6th grade, Riverside (Washington) School District, 1963-1964; teacher 8th grade, Montesand (Washington) School District, 1964-1965; high school history teacher, coach, Montesand (Washington) School District, 1965-1968; junior high school history teacher, coach, Aberdeen (Washington) School District, 1968-1971; innovative education project manager, Aberdeen (Washington) School District, 1971-1974; alternative high school teacher history, science, computer skills, Harbor High School, Aberdeen, 1974-1993. Teacher Graysharbor College, Aberdeen, since 1985. Agent New York Life Insurance Company.

Speaker various business and professional groups.

Achievements

  • Avocations: sailing, fishing. M C.

Politics

The state should not attempt to control the church, nor should the church seek to dominate the state. The separation of church and state should not be misconstrued as the abolition of all religious expression from public life.

Views

The supportive small group inside the Church is the most powerful tool for people to feel that they belong and also to learn and grow.

Membership

Captain United States Army, 1959-1966. Member National Education Association, National Council Social Studies, Washington Education Association (professional negotiations commission 1972-1974), Washington Alternative Learning Association.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Sailing, fishing.

Connections

Married Joanne Marie Elder, August 8, 1987. Children: Dianne Collette, Darlene Jeanette, Deborah Michelle, Veronica Lynn, William Michael, Daniel Howard, Suzanne Marie (deceased).

father:
George William Poitras

mother:
Mary Lorraine (Burnette) Poitras

spouse:
Joanne Marie Elder

children:
Deborah Michelle Poitras

Suzanne Marie Poitras (deceased)

William Michael Poitras

Veronica Lynn Poitras

Darlene Jeanette Poitras

Daniel Howard Poitras

Dianne Collette Poitras