Title: Retired Art Educator
Location: Marietta, Ohio, United States
Marie Jeanne Tassé, Retired Art Educator, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in music and art education.
Dr. Tassé became involved in her first profession – teacher of music – because it was chosen for her. She believed that music was important for the younger generation. Later, her love of the history of art redirected her focus in the arts. She first taught music at St. John’s School, Notre Dame High School and then moved into higher academic teaching by becoming an instructor and then a teacher at Anna Maria College. In addition to teaching at Anna Maria College, Dr. Tassé brought her skills to Marietta College, retiring from the institution in 2012. At the time, she was a director and instructor with the college’s Institute for Learning in Retirement. In 1981, she founded the Marietta Calligraphy Society and remains involved with the organization to this day. In her career, she has built recognition around her wall hangings, handmade books and broadsides.
Dr. Tassé earned an AB from Anna Maria College in 1955 and then pursued and received a Master of Arts at the University of Notre Dame in 1962. A decade later, Dr. Tassé received a PhD from Boston University. Her accomplishments don’t stop with her academic degrees; she was named the Zonta Woman of the Year by Zonta International in 2006 and received a Professional Achievement Alumni Award from Anna Maria College in 2001. Furthermore, Dr. Tassé received an Art Educator Award from Artsbridge in 1991 as well as a Merit Award. She also has an Outstanding Education Award from her time at Marietta College. Dr. Tassé edited “Career Award Winners” for the National Society of Arts and Letters in 2014 and 1994, and served as the editor of “The Island Packet” from 2010 to 2011.
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