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Special education educator

Shirley Engler Edwards, American special education educator. Certified teacher, Pennsylvania; certified Masters Equivalency, Pennsylvania, 1992.


Edwards, Shirley Engler was born on September 16, 1944 in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of David and Fay Viola (Hower) Engler.


Bachelor of Science in Special Education and Elementary Education summa cum laude, Kutztown University, 1984.


Substitute teacher's aide, Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit 21, Schnecksville, Pennsylvaniainstitutional assistant, Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit 21, Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, 1979-1982;substitute teacher, Catasauqua (Pennsylvania) School District, 1984-1986;special education teacher, Whitehall (Pennsylvania)-Coplay School District, since 1986;chairman high school special education department, Whitehall (Pennsylvania)-Coplay School District, since 1988. Adjunct faculty summer program Northampton Community College, 1991, 92, 93.


  • Certified teacher, Pennsylvania. Certified Masters Equivalency, Pennsylvania, 1992.


The Gospel shows the manner and the necessary work to be done, by which salvation can be achieved. This is human responsibility to innovate, sponsor, and evaluate new forms of community living.


Some people think that involvement in political life is something Christians should avoid. But God is present everywhere, including political institutions.


All persons need the ministry of the Church in their struggles for human fulfillment, as well as the spiritual and emotional care of a fellowship that enables reconciling relationships with God, with others, and with self.


Member of advisory board Catasauqua Thrift Shop, since 1982. Member Catasauqua Outreach, since 1990. Member task force Grace United Methodist Church Preschool, Catasauqua, since 1988.

Member Pennsylvania State Education Association (club advisor since 1990, Outstanding Club Advisor 1991-1992, 92-93), Whitehall Coplay Education Association.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: gardening, camping, needlework, traveling.


Married Dale Harry Edwards, August 14, 1965. Children: Dawn Marie Edwards-Fisher, Heidi Lynn.

David Engler

Fay Viola (Hower) Engler

Dale Harry Edwards

Dawn Marie Edwards-Fisher Edwards

Heidi Lynn Edwards