Evelyn Carol Barrett

Title: Secondary Education Teacher (Retired)

Location: Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States

Evelyn Barrett, Retired Secondary Education Teacher, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in business and stenography education.

Passionate about her own endeavors in learning, Mrs. Barrett dedicated her career to teaching the next generation. One of her proudest moments has been receiving an MBA at a time where not many women had the opportunity to go to college. In addition, she has been proud of all the students she has taught that did not go to college but still have managed to be successful due to a coop program she was involved with. Mrs. Barrett retired in 1990 after more than 40 years of clerical work and teaching work. She had started out as an assistant in 1947 at the secretarial practice office and division of research at LSU after working as a bookkeeper-secretary for the Non-Commissioned Officers Club at the Kessler Air Force Base in 1947. She began teaching as an instructor of typing at Louisiana State University, as needed. In the 1950s, she worked in a range of positions at Mississippi Southern College, the University of Illinois, Illinois Commercial College and Milford High School in New Hampshire. In 1958, she settled at Merrimack High School as a teacher of business education until her retirement in 1990.

Mrs. Barrett earned her first diploma at Perkinson Junior College (now Mississippi Coast College) in 1945. She continued to earn a BS in Commerce from Mississippi Southern College (now University of Southern Mississippi) and then continued at Louisiana State University to earn an MBA in accounting in 1950. Throughout the majority of her career, she continued learning through numerous continuing education courses. Throughout her career, she has received numerous accolades, including the Distinguished Educator Award and the Excellence in Education Award from the Merrimack Teachers Association. She has also received a Chapter Award of Appreciation from Alpha Delta Kappa. She has also been honored as a Worldwide Humanitarian, Industry Expert and with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Mrs. Barrett is heavily involved in her community and with a number of professional organizations. She has been involved with the National Business Education Association, the General Electric Women’s Club, the New Hampshire Retired Educators Association, the Audobon Society of New Hampshire, the Reeds Ferry Women’s Club, Delta Zeta, Delta Pi Epsilon, Alpha Delta Kappa, Our Lady of Mercy Ladies Guild, Manchester, NH College, Women’s Club and a variety of other organizations. She has been a troop leader with the Girl Scouts of the United States of America and was the first president of the Merrimack Group for the Hillsborough County Extension Service.


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