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Special education educator

Penelope Dirrig Cummings, American special education educator. Scholar United Steelworkers American, 1962-1966, University Akron, 1962-1966, Theta Phi Alpha, 1992.


Cummings, Penelope Dirrig was born on September 16, 1944 in Akron, Ohio, United States. Daughter of Raymond Joseph and Pearl Penelope (Pantages) Dirrig.


Bachelor in English, University Akron, 1966. Master of Science in Special Education, University Kansas, 1992.


Teacher English Akron Public Schools, 1966-1969. Tutor learning disabled Delaware (Ohio) Public Schools, 1980-1982. Tutor homebound Trumbull (Connecticut) Public Schools, 1982-1987.

Tutor homebound, student support services program Olathe (Kansas) Public Schools, 1987-1991. Teacher English and learning disabled Penn Valley Community College, Kansas City, Missouri, 1988-1991. Teacher learning disabled Turner Public Schools United School District # 202, Kansas, 1991—2003.

Resource teacher grades 10-12 Olathe East High School, since 2003.


  • Other Work

    • Editor sorority magazine The Compass, 1976-1978.


President, secretary Officer's Wives' Club, Rickenbacher Air Force Base, Columbus, Ohio, 1973-1974. Active Mortar Board, Akron, 1965-1966, Parent-Teachers Association, since 1976. Member National Education Association, Council for Learning Disabilities, (vice president Missouri-Kansas chapter 1992-1993, president 1994-1995), Council for Exceptional Children (president elect Northeast Kansas council 436), Kappa Delta Pi, Phi Sigma Alpha.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: book discussion, traveling, crafts.


Married Ray Cummings, Jn. 21, 1967; children: Michael R., James E.

Raymond Joseph Dirrig

Pearl Penelope (Pantages) Dirrig

Ray Cummings

Michael R. Cummings

James E. Cummings