Title: Librarian, Media Specialist
Company: Kennedy High School
Location: Fort Myers, Florida, United States
Jean Wik, Librarian and Media Specialist at Kennedy High School, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in media arts.
Ms. Wik was inspired to enter her profession by her mother, who worked as a teacher. When Ms. Wik entered the workforce, most women were expected to work as an educator, nurse of stewardess. She first started out as an elementary and special education teacher in South Dakota and Minnesota. In the 1970s, her interests grew towards the library, specifically to media arts. From 1972 to 1996, she worked as a media generalist in elementary and secondary schools. From 1993 to 2001, she provided her skills as a fashion coordinator at Weekender Casual Wear. In addition to these roles, Ms. Wik directed the Annehurst Curriculum Classifications System project in Bloomington Schools.
In order to serve her students and community, Ms. Wik first earned a Bachelor of Science from Northern State University in 1963. She continued her academic pursuits by earning a Master of Arts at the University of Minnesota in 1972. Furthermore, she received a certificate in media arts from Mankato State University in 1974. She has largely been involved in civic groups and has spent time as the Chairman of the Christian Women’s Club. She has also been a member of the National Education Association, the Minnesota Education Association, the Minnesota Educational Media Association and various musical groups including Generation Gap, Landings Chorus and the In Harmony Acapella Triple Trio.
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