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English language educator

Roberta Swarr Phillabaum, American English language educator. Certified teacher, Pennsylvania, Louisiana.

Background

Phillabaum, Roberta Swarr was born on February 7, 1937 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of Carl Slabach and Elva (Missimer) Swarr.

Education

Associate of Arts, Hershey (Pennsylvania) Junior College, 1956; Bachelor, Pennsylvania State University, 1958; AM, Smith College, 1960.

Career

Teaching fellow, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, 1958; instructor English, Pennsylvania State University, State College, 1960-1962; teacher, State College High School, 1962-1963; instructor speech, Peace College, Raleigh, North Carolina, 1964-1965; instructor English, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 1974-1976; lecturer English as 2d language, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, since 1976. Reader Test of Written English and Graduate Management Admission Test program Ednl. Testing Svc., Princeton, New Jersey, since 1989.

Achievements

  • Certified teacher, Pennsylvania, Louisiana.

Membership

President Louisiana State University Newcomer's Campus Club, 1974. President Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre, 1976, board directors, 1976-1980. Deacon University Prestbyn.

Church, since 1994, co-moderator, board deacons, 1976, Baton Rouge. Member Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Louisiana Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (co-1st vice president 1991, co-president 1992, co-editor newsletter 1988-1991), Phi Sigma Iota, Sigma Tau Delta.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: cooking, reading, Hatha yoga.

Connections

Married Leslie Ervin Phillabaum, March 17, 1962. Children: Diane (Mistress David Setzer II), Scott.

father:
Carl Slabach Swarr

mother:
Elva (Missimer) Swarr

spouse:
Leslie Ervin Phillabaum

children:
Scott Phillabaum

Diane Phillabaum (Mistress David Setzer II)