Mar Spaulding

Title: Retired Teacher
Company: Monroe County Intermediate District
Location: Punta Gorda, Florida, United States

Mar Spaulding, Retired Teacher at Monroe County Intermediate District, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in mental health.

With 20 years of professional experience, Ms. Spaulding was a teacher of the emotionally impaired and pre-primary impaired with Monroe County Intermediate District from 1978 to 1993. Prior to obtaining this role, she was an intern with Ypsilanti State Mental Institution from 1975 to 1976. Earlier in her career, she was a head teacher in nursery school from 1973 to 1975.

Ms. Spaulding began her career as a student at Purdue University, where she completed coursework in child psychology from 1951 to 1953. She later returned to her studies with George Mason University, obtaining a Bachelor of Science in 1973. She then joined Eastern Michigan University, earning a Master of Arts in 1957. She is certified as an educator of the emotionally and neurologically impaired and the pre-primary impaired. From an early age, Ms. Spaulding always had ideas of how people could help others in the neighborhood. From then on, she endeavored to make a difference in other people’s lives.  She was very lucky to be able to get into the field she did get into. When she first went to Purdue she was going to study child speech and hearing, but a professor had asked her to switch to explore psychology, and she did. She won a prize in child psychology and that is what started her in that area.  From then on she has had an interested in how the mind works and how the brain works.

A respected voice in her areas of interest, Ms. Spaulding has been affiliated with a number of professional organizations. She is a member of the American Association of University Women, the US Sail and Power Squadrons, the Thomas Paine National Historical Society, and the National Honor Society. She has also been active with Phi Kappa Phi, and the American Association of University Women.

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