Title: Psychologist & School Superintendent
Company: Dinwiddie County Public Schools
Location: Claremont, Virginia, United States
Troilen Gainey Seward, EdS, Psychologist and School Superintendent at Dinwiddie County Public Schools, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in psychology and academic administration.
With nearly 40 years of professional experience, Ms. Seward is a celebrated and accomplished figure in the realms of educational administration and psychological services. Most recently serving as the superintendent of Dinwiddie County Public Schools from 1996 until her retirement from the industry in 2001, she previously served the school district in several other capacities, including as the director of student services, the director of pupil personnel services in special education, and as the school psychologist. Prior to these appointments, she was a psychologist in the Peninsula Child Development Clinic, a headmistress of Tidewater Academy, and a guidance counselor and secondary teacher at Surry Academy. She commenced her career as an elementary school teacher in 1963.
A frequent consultant in her field, Ms. Seward has been on the human rights committee of the Southside Training Center since 1986 and an education lobbyist since 2002. Notably, she was involved in the bill that passed in Virginia legislature that removed corporal punishment from Virginia schools. Currently on the board of trustees of the Virginia Retirement Systems since 2013, she previously maintained affiliation with the Virginia Board of Education, the National Association of School Psychologists, and the Virginia Association of School Psychologists, where she briefly served as president.
Ms. Seward holds a Bachelor of Arts, Master of Education, and Specialist in Education from the College of William and Mary, as well as an additional Master of Education from Virginia Commonwealth University. In recognition of her outstanding contributions to the industry, she was honored with the Outstanding Advocate Award from the National Association of School Psychologists in 2016. Likewise, she was selected for inclusion in several editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who of American Women.
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