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Elementary education educator

Vallye J. Jean Blanton, American educator. Named Georgia Teacher of Year Georgia Department Education, 1994; recipient Milken National Educator award Milken Family Foundation, 1994, Presidential award, excellence in mathematics teaching, 2000, Valdosta State University Distinguished Alumna, 2000, Georgia Christa McAuliffe fellowship, 2001.

Background

Blanton, Vallye J. Jean was born on September 4, 1953 in Valdosta, Georgia, United States. Daughter of Louie Sloan and Tomie Jean (Roberts) Blanton.

Education

Bachelor of Science in education, University Georgia, 1975. Master of Education, Valdosta State College, 1977. Certified, Valdosta State College, 1979.

Career

Teacher, Lowndes County School System, Valdosta, Georgia, 1975-1989;assessment specialist, Coastal Plains Regional Assessment Center, Valdosta, Georgia, 1989-1990;teacher, Lowndes County School System, Lake Park, Georgia, since 1990. Board directors Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education, Atlanta, since 1994. Teacher advising committee Southeastern Regional Vision for Education, Greensboro, North Carolina,1994-.

Editorial board Teacher Learning Resource Center, Dayton, Ohio, since 1994. Scholarship selection committee United States Space & Rocket Center, Huntsville, Alabama, since 1994.

Religion

By Christ living within, and by the powerful work of the Holy Spirit, people can inadequately yet genuinely love and live in the spirit of God’s commands.

Politics

God commands His people to respect the authority of political leaders and honor them. God also commands His people to pray for their political leaders.

Views

Every Church member should be seeking in various ways to renew and expand the opportunities for Christian conversation about the things that matter.

Membership

Board directors Valdosta Junior Service League, since 1985, Valdosta State University Alumni Board, 1993-2002, University Georgia Booster Club, 1982-2000. Member Ga Association Educators (professional development chairman 1975-1994), Professional Association Georgia Educators, Georgia Council Teachers of Mathematics, National State Teachers of Year Organization, Kappa Delta Pi, Phi Delta Kappa.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, walking, volunteer work.

Connections

father:
Louie Sloan Blanton

mother:
Tomie Jean (Roberts) Blanton