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Resource specialist , Special education educator

Willa Jean Hirschaut, American special education educator, resource specialist.


Hirschaut, Willa Jean was born on June 19, 1938 in Byron, Oklahoma, United States. Daughter of Elmer L. and Dorothy May (Wilson) Cook.


Associate of Arts with honors, Merced (California) Junior College, 1971. Bachelor with honors, California State University, Stanislaus, 1973. Master of Arts in Special Education, California State University, Stanislaus, 1983.


Teacher 4th and 5th grades, Tehran American School, 1974-1975;teacher 1st and 2d grades, Tehran American School, 1975-1976;teacher coordinator, Tehran American School, 1976-1977;long-term substitute teacher, Merced County (California) Schools, 1978-1979;teacher remedial and gifted, Merced River School District, Merced, California, 1979-1980;resource specialist, Delhi (California) District, since 1980. Special education district coordinator Delhi School District, 1982-1988.


  • Other Work

    • Co-author grants.


Leader 4-H, McSwain School, Merced, 1968-1972. Active Parent-Teachers Association. Various educational volunteer activities in Atwater and Merced, 1967-1992.

Member County of Merced Association Resource Specialists (newsletter, historian, secretary, vice president, president since 1981), California Association Resource Specialists (fact-finding legislation committees, Recognition award 1987-1988), California Teachers Association (grievance committee, negotiations committee, vice president, president since 1982).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: gardening, sewing and crafts, ceramics, reading.


Married Donald William Hirschaut, May 10, 1956. Children: Donald Wayne, Leslie Annual.

Elmer L. Cook

Dorothy May (Wilson) Cook

Donald William Hirschaut

Donald Wayne Hirschaut

Leslie Annual Hirschaut