Carolyn Grace Thew Bordelon

Carolyn Bordelon

Elementary School Educator
Company: Upper Arlington City Schools
Location: Columbus, Ohio, United States

Carolyn Grace Thew Bordelon, Elementary School Educator at Upper Arlington City Schools, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in elementary education.

Delving into teaching by near accident, Ms. Bordelon has always aspired to make children enjoy reading as much as she did while she was growing up. Currently serving as a reading specialist at the Upper Arlington City Schools since 2005, she previously spent 17 years at Dublin City Schools as a reading recovery teacher. Prior to these appointments, she held several roles with Marion City Schools as a reading recovery teacher, chapter I reading teacher, and elementary teacher. She commenced her career as an elementary teacher at Allen East Schools in 1966.

To prepare for her fulfilling career, Ms. Bordelon pursued a formal education, earning a Bachelor of Arts in history and political science from Otterbein College in 1966. She went on to obtain a Master of Arts in education from Bowling Green State University in 1972. After obtaining some hands-on experience in the field, she sought additional coursework at Ohio State University, where she has been taking classes since 1986. She is certified as a teacher for first through eighth grade in the state of Ohio.

Alongside her primary endeavors, Ms. Bordelon acted as an adjunct instructor in the reading department of graduate studies at Ashland University in 1996. She also participated in a number of civic engagements as a member of the Royal Scots Highlanders, a role she has fulfilled since 1976, and a deacon of Covenant Presbyterian Church from 2006 to 2008. In addition, she is a former member of the Republican National Committee and former volunteer of the American Heart Association.

Ms. Bordelon maintains affiliation with several industry-related organizations in her field, including the Ohio Education Association, the Reading Recovery Council of North America, and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. She is also a member of the Archaeological Institute of America, the Columbus Museum of Art, Phi Delta Kappa, Delta Kappa Gamma, and Phi Alpha Theta. Ms. Bordelon is also an accomplished author, having penned the novels “The Parent Workshop” in 1992 and “Octopus Goes to School” in 1995.

In recognition of her exceptional achievements, Ms. Bordelon has accrued several accolades during her career. The winner of the State of Ohio Master Teacher Award in 2011, she was also the recipient of the Excellence in Education Award from Dublin City Chamber of Commerce in 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, and 1997. She has additionally been a grantee of the Dublin City Schools/Ohio Department of Education Teacher Award in 1993 and was a former Martha Holden Jennings Foundation Scholar in 1978.

Married to Al Ramon Bordelon since 1985, Ms. Bordelon enjoys studying archaeology and interior design, playing the harpsichord, and playing the bagpipes in her spare time. Notably, she has been listed in several editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in the World, and Who’s Who of American Women.

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