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Special education educator , freelance writer

Virginia Wilkerson Strong, American freelance writer, former special education educator. Certified elementary education teacher, special education K-12 teacher, educational administration, 1991; cert screenwriter, University of California at Los Angeles, 1995. United States Department Education grantee Utah State University, 1976.


Strong, Virginia Wilkerson was born on March 19, 1935 in Vernal, Utah, United States. Daughter of Arbun C. and Mildred (Wyman) Wilkerson.


Bachelor, University Mississippi, 1970. Master of Education, University Mississippi, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy, Ohio University, 1985.

Certified film, television, and digital entertainment media, University of California at Los Angeles, 2006.


Research assistant University Mississippi, University, 1968-1970, Utah State University, Logan, 1974-1978. Teacher special education various schools, near Oxford, Mississippi, 1969-1974. Instructor special education, project coordinator, research assistant Ohio University, Athens, 1978-1982.

Supervisor special education Meigs County Board Education, Pomeroy, Ohio, 1982-1984. Teacher special education, department chairman Los Angeles Unified School District, 1986-1993, co-faciliator alcohol drug abuse, 1990-1993. Freelance writer, owner, manager Fenix Development, Henderson, California, since 1990.

Early childhood advisory Utah Board Education, Salt Lake City, 1976, evaluator education programs, Salt Lake City and Logan, 1976-1977. Curriclum developer Meigs County, 1982-1984. Director gifted education workshop Ohio University, 1980.

Acting director education, consultant North Mississippi Retardation Center, Oxford, 1993-1994. Creative consultant student film Patience University of California at Los Angeles, 2005.


  • Certified elementary education teacher, special education K-12 teacher, educational administration, 1991. Cert screenwriter, University of California at Los Angeles, 1995.


  • Other Work

    • Author: The Role of the Special Education Supervisor, 1985, (scene in director cinematographer edition) Big, (screenplays) To See the Elephant, Dark Encounters. Contributor articles to newspapers.


Elector Democratic Party, Logan, 1976. Religious instructor Latter Day Saints Church, various locations, 1953-1997. Member Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Kappa Delta Pi, Phi Delta Kappa.


  • Other Interests

    Genealogy, gemology, photography, history buff, travel.


Married David Smith, October 6, 1950 (divorced January 1960). Children: Anna Smith Blyton, Dorothy Smith Wolf, Wendell Lee Smith, Ava Smith Eatman, Karen Smith Ritter. Married Lawrence D. Strong, June 1961 (divorced May 1973).

Children: Lawrence D. Junior, Jeffrey A.

Arbun C. Wilkerson

Mildred (Wyman) Wilkerson

David Smith

Lawrence D. Strong

Anna Smith Blyton Strong

Dorothy Smith Wolf Strong

Wendell Lee Smith Strong

Ava Smith Eatman Strong

Karen Smith Ritter Strong

Lawrence D. Junior Strong

Jeffrey A. Strong