Title: Faculty Emeritus
Company: Cochise College
Location: Sierra Vista, Arizona, United States
Ruth A. Wright Britton, Faculty Emeritus at Cochise College, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Education.
Ms. Britton knew she wanted to be a teacher from the time she was in the third grade. She had two babysitters who were women that were studying to become teachers, and they served as role models and inspiration to her. Mr. Britton turned her dream into a reality, and had very successful and distinguished career that lasted over 40 years. Since 2012, she has served as faculty emeritus at Cochise College, having also taught there for 13 years. Prior to this, her time was spent in elementary and junior high school education. She was the director of the junior high school reading laboratory at Hillsborough County Public Schools, and a second and fifth grade teacher at several other schools.
In 1965, Ms. Britton graduated from Concordia Teacher’s College with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education. Years later, she would further her education at Kansas State University, where she received a master of science in 1978. For all of her invaluable contributions in education, Ms. Britton has been awarded and honored numerous times. In 2017, she was inducted into the Cochise College Hall of Fame, and was awarded the “Outstanding Instructor” award from the same institution in 1999. She has also been awarded the Arizona Governor’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Volunteerism, and the Helping Hands Award for Volunteer Service from the U.S. Army Seventh Corps.
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