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Special education educator

Rea Helene Kirk, American special education educator. Recipient Gladys Byron scholar University of Southern California, 1993, Department Education scholar University of Southern California, 1994, honors Missoula 4-H; recognized as significant Wyoming woman as social justice reformer and peace activist Sweetwater County, Wyoming; nominated Wyoming Woman of the Year, 1981, 82; honored by Los Angeles Mayor Bradley for Anti-Poverty work.

Background

Kirk, Rea Helene was born on November 17, 1944 in New York City. Daughter of Benjamin andLillian (Kellis) Glazer.

Education

3 stepdaughters. Bachelor, University of California at Los Angeles, 1966. Master of Arts, Eastern Montana College, 1981. Doctor of Education University of Southern California, 1995.

Life certified special education teacher, California, Montana Special education teacher, Los Angeles, 1966-1973. Clinical secretary speechand language clinic, Missoula, Montana, 1973-1975. Special education teacher, Missoula and Great Falls, Montana, 1975-1982.

Branch manager Young Women’s Christian Association of Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, California, 1989-1991. School administration, educational coordinator Advisory Schools of California, 1991-1994. Director Woman's Resource Center, Great Falls, Montana, 1981-1982.

Director Battered Woman's Shelter, Rock Springs, Wyoming, 1982-1984. Director Battered Victims Program Sweetwater County, Wyoming, 1984-1988, Battered Woman's Program, San Gabriel Valley, California, 1988, Special Education, Pasadena, 1994-1996, principal, 1995. Assistant professor of University Wisconsin, Platteville, 1996.

Member Wyoming Commision on Aging, Rock Springs. Member Community Action Board City of Los Angeles President, board directors battered woman's shelter, Great Falls, Woman's Resource Center, Great Falls. Founder, advisor Rape Action Line, Great Falls.

Founder Jewish religious services, Missoula. 4-H leader; hostess FriendshipForce. Friendship Force ambassador, Wyoming, Federal Republic Germany, Italy.

Member Young Women’s Christian Association Montana and Wyoming.

Career

Teacher special education, Los Angeles, 1966—1973. Clinical secretary speech and language clinic Missoula, Montana, 1973—1975. Teacher special education Missoula, Great Falls, 1975—1982.

Branch manager Young Women’s Christian Association Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, California, 1989—1991. School administration, educational coordinator Advisory Schools California, 1991—1994. Director Woman's Resource Center, Great Falls, 1981—1982, Battered Woman's Shelter, Rock Springs, Wyoming, 1982—1984, Battered Woman's Program, Sweetwater County, 1984—1988, San Gabriel Valley, California, 1988.

With Special Education, Pasadena, 1994—1996, principal, 1995. From assistant professor to professor University Wisconsin, Platteville, 1996—2007, professor, since 2007. Member Wyoming Commission Aging, Rock Springs.

Visiting professor University Wuhan, China, 2003—2004, Mississippi Valley State University, Itta Bena, 2005. Advisory board New Teacher Advocate. Secretary faculty senate University Wisconsin, Platteville, 2005—2006.

Board directors Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Program, Wisconsin, since 2007. Invited speaker Oxford University Round Table, 2008.

Achievements

  • Certified special education teacher California, Montana.

Membership

President, board directors Battered Women's Shelter, Great Falls. Founder, advisor Rape Action Line. 4-H leader; hostess Friendship Force, ambassador Wyoming, Germany, Italy.

Vice president Council Development Disabilities, Wisconsin. Board directors Council Children with Behavior Disorders, Family Advisers, Platteville, since 1996. Organizer Women's Readers Theater.

Active Young Women’s Christian Association, Montana, Wyoming, Community Action Board City of Los Angeles. Trainer Stop The Hate. Faculty senate, since 2010.

Improvement learning committee, since 2009. President, board directors religious congregation, Rock Springs. Founder Jewish religous services, Missoula.

Member of Association Children with Learning Disabilities (Named Outstanding Member 1982), Wisconsin Association Children with Behavior Disorders, Wisconsin Council Exceptional Children (board directors, president Southwest region), Wisconsin Division Mentally Retarded/Developmentally Disabled, Council Exceptional Children (vice president Great Falls 1981-1982, board directors, Professionally Recognized Special Educator 1998), Pioneer Service Club (advisory), Pi Lambda Theta, Kappa Delta Pi (co-counselor since 2000, secretary since 2002), Phi Kappa Phi, Delta Kappa Gamma 2002-2006.

Connections

Daughter of Benjamin and Lillian (Kellis) Glazer. 3 stepchildren.

father:
Benjamin Glazer

mother:
Lillian (Kellis) Glazer