Title: Special Education Resource Teacher (Retired)
Company: Carbondale Community High School
Location: Jonesboro, Arkansas, United States
Sheree L. Fahlberg, Retired Special Education Resource Teacher at Carbondale Community High School, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in intellectual disabilities and physical education.
Commencing her career as a substitute teacher in various schools across Illinois, Ms. Fahlberg found her calling in physical education from a formative age, having always enjoyed playing sports throughout primary and secondary school. A physical education teacher and coach at the Egyptian Unit School in 1980, she went on the become an adaptive physical education teacher and coach at the Tri-County Education Center in Anna, IL, as well as a physical education teacher, coach and learning disabilities resource teacher at Anna-Jonesboro Community High School for four years. Transitioning to focus her efforts on intellectual disabilities on a full-time basis, she served as a seventh and eighth grade learning disabilities teacher at Cairo Junior High School and a special education teacher at Goreville Community Unit School District. Most recently, she served as a special education resource teacher at Carbondale Community High School from 1994 until her retirement in 2011.
Certified in emotional disorders, behavioral disorders and learning disabilities for kindergarten through 12th grade, Ms. Fahlberg holds an Associate of Arts from Black Hawk College and a Bachelor of Science in physical education from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Alongside her primary endeavors, she has coached girls’ track and field, earning sixth place in the state girls’ high jump, first place all-around for Class D through the National Athletic Achievement Program, and participation in the First Annual Girls State Track and Field Championships in Moline, IL. The highlight of her career, however, was when her junior high school softball team earned First Place in the state of Illinois in the 1983 Large Class L Division.
Ms. Fahlberg attributes her success to the influence of the Eugene and Laraine Mitchell family, who were profound inspirations in her formative years. Becoming involved in the teaching and coaching professions due to the family, as well as her own mother, she knew by the time she was in fifth grade that she wanted to pursue physical education as a career path. In 2008, Ms. Fahlberg won the Fitness Forum Gym Member of the Year Award for her 14 years of loyalty and was honored for athletic achievement through Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Looking toward the future, she intends to remain physically active through bicycling, swimming, walking, practicing Zumba and weight training. She also intends to remain involved in many civic organizations, such as the Northeast Arkansas Baptist Hospital Auxiliary and various local swimming teams and athletic associations. Impressively, she was featured in the sixth edition of Who’s Who in American Education and the 20th edition of Who’s Who of American Women.
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