Title: Retired Elementary School Educator
Company: George Julian School #57
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Joy Sullender, Retired Elementary School Educator at George Julian School #57, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Teaching.
Now retired, Ms. Sullender gives her time as treasurer of the Joy Sunday School Class, historian of the Omega chapter of Alpha Upsilon State, and as corresponding secretary for the Woman’s Department Club. She taught with George Julian from 1962 to 2000, and was named 2014 Sterling Registry Educator of the Year. Ms. Sullender is the recipient of an Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award and a Marquis Who’s Who Humanitarian Award, as well as a featured name in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in the World, and Who’s Who of American Women.
Born in Bloomington, Indiana to Fred Laymond and Edith Medaris, Ms. Sullender attended Indiana University to earn an MS in 1965, and conducted postgraduate coursework there and at Purdue University. She was certified to teach elementary education through grade eight, and first joined the Monroe School in Salem, Indiana. Ms. Sullender went on to Pekin School and the Highland Park School before arriving at George Julian, where she stayed until 2000. In her retirement, she has served as secretary of Ruth Circle. In the ‘90s, Ms. Sullender was a member of the Principal’s Advisory Council of the Indianapolis Public Schools, and served the Superintendent’s Advisory Council from 1982 to 1990.
Ms. Sullender is also the author of “Memories are Today’s Banquets” and “Let’s Be Informed,” and has given her time as a volunteer for Toys Foster Children and as a student mentor. She was a workshop presenter with Alpha Epsilon State, and a class sponsor of the Best Friends in Indianapolis. She has supported the Indiana Women’s Club, the Indiana School’s Club, and was a Teacher’s Representative of the PTA before retirement.
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