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Reading specialist , language therapist dyslexia

Viva Jeane Whitaker, American language therapist dyslexia, reading specialist. Certified teacher elementary, reading specialist, language therapist. Recipient scholarship Scottish Rite Masons, Crane, Texas, 1991, 92, leadership award, 1993.


Whitaker, Viva Jeane was born on February 15, 1935 in Sasakwa, Oklahoma, United States. Daughter of Claude Dewey and Lena Mae (Hodge) Gaines.


Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, history 1-8, Sul Ross State University, 1973. Master of Arts in Education Reading Specialist, Sul Ross State University, 1984. Alpha Phonics Certified Dyslexia, Scottish Rite Learning Center, Lubbock, Texas, 1992.


2nd grade teacher, 2nd and 3d music teacher, music director, Buena Vista Indiana School District, Imperial, Texas, 1974-1985;reading specialist, Buena Vista Indiana School District, Imperial, 1985-1988;teacher basic skills 6th grade, Crane (Texas) Indiana School District, 1988-1991;alphabetic phonics teacher, district director, language therapist, Crane (Texas) Indiana School District, since 1991.


  • Certified teacher elementary, reading specialist, language therapist.


Member Texas State Teachers Association (past president), Crane Classroom Teachers Association (past president, vice president), Alpha Phonics Parents Support Group (advisor), United Methodist Women (president, vice president 1st Methodist Church, Crane).


  • Other Interests

    Family, reading, piano, cooking, church.


Married Leo Whitaker, August 10, 1955 (deceased March, 1970). Children: David Leo, Linda Jeane, Sharon Diane.

Claude Dewey Gaines

Lena Mae (Hodge) Gaines

Leo Whitaker

David Leo Whitaker

Linda Jeane Whitaker

Sharon Diane Whitaker