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Nadia Kaplan, American writer. Certified teacher, California. Pestalozzi Froebel Teachers College scholar, 1938-1941; recipient Norman Kaplan Life Achievement award, 2003. United Kingdom Blind, 2003.

Background

Kaplan, Nadia was born on February 28, 1921 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Peter and Aniela (Buchynska) Charydchak.

Education

Bachelor of Education, Pestalozzi Froebel Teachers College, Chicago, 1948. Postgraduate, University of California at Los Angeles, 1947. Postgraduate, Los Angeles City College.

Postgraduate, University Hawaii, Honolulu. Postgraduate, Pepperdine University, Los Angeles, 1970. Postgraduate, Santa Monica College, 1987.

Career

Photographer, manager, Great Lakes (Illinois) Naval Training Station, 1942-1945;primary/kindergarten teacher, Los Angeles Unified School District, 1946-1981.

Achievements

  • Certified teacher, California.

Membership

Volunteer recreational teacher Foundation for Junior Blind, Los Angeles, 1956-1975, volunteer camp counselor Camp Bloomfield, California, camp director, 1956-1961, leader cross-country study tour for blind teenagers, 1962. Member democratic National Committee, since 1985. Member American Association of University Women, Women Writers West (membership chair 1982-1984), United Teachers Los Angeles, California Retired Teachers Association, Association Retired Teachers.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: writing, bonsai cultivation, doll collecting, travel, golf.

Connections

Married Norman Kaplan, July 25, 1942 (deceased July 1989). Children: Fawn Marie Stom, Norma Jean Martinez.

father:
Peter Charydchak

mother:
Aniela (Buchynska) Charydchak

spouse:
Norman Kaplan

children:
Fawn Marie Stom Kaplan

Norma Jean Martinez Kaplan