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speech educator

Richard Claire Edwards was American speech educator. Licensed teacher State Teacher Certified Board Illinois, 1957. Named Outstanding Leaders in Elementary & Secondary Education, 1976; recipient Poet of Merit, International Society Poets, 1995, Diamond Homer award, Famous Poets Society, 1999.

Background

Edwards, Richard Claire was born on May 17, 1930 in Muncie, Indiana, United States. Son of Richard Claire and Helen Mae Edwards.

Education

Bachelor in England, Olivet Nazarene University, 1955. Master of Arts in Cultural Studies, Governors State University, 1973.

Career

England teacher, director dramatics Thornton Fractional North High School, Calumet City, Illinois, 1957—1960. English as Second Language teacher, supervisor England instruction Anglo-American School, Oruro, Bolivia, 1960—1964. England teacher, director dramatics Thornton Fractional North High School, Calumet City, 1964—1966.

England, speech, theatre teacher, fine arts department chair Westview High School, Kankakee, 1966—1990. Professor speech Kankakee Community College, 1990—2001, speech professor emeritus, since 2001. Accredited speech and theatre judge Illinois High School Association, Springfield, 1965—1990.

College representative on speech panel Illinois Articulation Committee, Springfield, 1995—2001. Coordinator working adult business degree program Kankakee Community College, 1997—2001. With United States Army, 1955-1957.

Achievements

  • Licensed teacher State Teacher Certified Board Illinois, 1957.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor poetry to anthologies. Actor: The IChing. Author: And Thrust WAs: The View of the Poet-Author House, 2004.

      Director: (plays) The King and I, My Fair Lady, A Man Called Peter, Li'l Abner, Guys and Dolls, Once Upon A Mattress, Godspell.

Membership

President Kankakee Community Arts Council, 1988—1989. Docent Kankakee County History Museum. State director International Thespian Society, Illinois, 1975—1977.

Member of Academy American Poets, Poetry Society of America, State Universities Annuitants Association (chapter vice president since 2003, chapter president since 2005), Kankakee County History Society, Gretchen Charlton Art Gallery.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Gardening, poetry & short story writing, theater.

Connections

Married Nancy Sonia Baspiñeiro, May 20, 1962. 1 child Richard Carlton.

father:
Richard Claire

mother:
Helen Mae Edwards

spouse:
Nancy Sonia Baspiñeiro

child:
Richard Carlton Edwards