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Shirley Laudig Foutz, American newpaper executive.


Foutz, Shirley Laudig was born on March 8, 1934 in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. Daughter of Wayne Raymond Laudig and Maxine (Greenlee) Hopper.


Bachelor magna cum laude, Lynchburg College, Virginia, 1956. Master of Education, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1987.


Teacher, Lynchburg Public Schools, 1956-1957;teacher, Chesterfield County Schools, Chesterfield, Virginia, 1957-1958;newspaper in education coordinator, Richmond (Virginia) Newspapers, 1974-1980;director education services, Richmond (Virginia) Newspapers, since 1980. Adjunct faculty Longwood College, Farmville, Virginia, 1979-1991. Consultant University of Wisconsin, 1991.

Presenter Lifelong Learning Research Conference, U. Maryland., 1988, Adult Education Research Conference, U. Calgary, 1988.


  • Other Work

    • Co-author: Aliteracu: People Who Can Read But Won't, 1984.


Soloist St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Music director Bon Air (Virginia) Christian Church, 1966-1980. Adult sponsor youth fellowship, 1972-1980.

Board directors Literacy Volunteers in Virginia Institute, since 1985, Metro-Richmond Literacy Council, since 1988. Board directors Virginia Literacy Foundation. Member American Society Trainers and Developers, American Society for Curriculum Development, American Newspapers Publications Association (national institute education committee), Southern Newspaper Publications Association (literacy committee), National Institute Education (session leader), Virginia Councils for Social Studies, Virginia State Reading Association, Phi Delta Kappa.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: jogging, canoeing, camping, hiking, gardening.


Married William Carlyle Foutz, August 17, 1956. Children: William C., Junior, Laura Elizabeth, Craig Weston.

Wayne Raymond Laudig Hopper

Maxine (Greenlee) Hopper

William Carlyle Foutz

William C. Foutz

Junior Foutz

Laura Elizabeth Foutz

Craig Weston Foutz