Title: School Librarian (Retired)
Company: Fairfield Middle School
Location: Hamilton, Ohio, United States
Lonna J. Walker, Retired School Librarian at Fairfield Middle School, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in library sciences.
Ms. Walker is a respected and knowledgeable retired school librarian who previously served Fairfield Middle School from 1991 until her retirement in 2005. In her position, she provided educational services to children in the realms of writing and research, and she additional tutored in reading, writing and creative problem solving. Prior to this role, she was a librarian for Fairfield Elementary School from 1972 to 1991. Since 1985, Ms. Walker has been the regional director and Destination Imagination of Ohio coach of Ohio Kids for Creativity, having previously worked for Odyssey of the Minds from 1985 to 2000.
Interested in her profession due to her belief that education was a path toward a better life, Ms. Walker was propelled forward through the encouragement of her mother. Growing up in poverty in the hills of Kentucky, she was accepted to a boarding school, which altered the course of her life, giving her the opportunity to improve herself and her circumstances. She subsequently earned a Master of Education from Miami University in 1977.
In recognition of her exceptional contributions to education, Ms. Walker received the Key to the City from the Mayor of Fairfield City, OH, in 2011. However, the highlight of her career was being asked to participate in Odyssey of the Minds by the assistant principal, where she performed puppetry with the students and taught them how to perform a show for their peers. Prior to this event, Ms. Walker was shy. However, upon volunteering for a myriad of academically-oriented events, she found the confidence to stand on the stage, talking with poise to anyone before her. She has been featured in the 65th edition of Who’s Who in America.
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