Title: (Retired) Elementary School Educator
Location: Nashville, Indiana, United States
Georgia Dryfoose, Retired Elementary School Educator, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of public education.
Since she was a young girl, Ms. Dryfoose knew that she wanted to be a teacher. As a four-year-old, she constantly wanted to share anything she learned with others, and using a chalkboard, would conduct mock school sessions with children from her neighborhood. In preparation for her career, she attended the University of Cincinnati and earned a Bachelor of Science in education in 1964. Upon graduation, she accepted a position as a kindergarten teacher for Cincinnati Public Schools.
In 1969, Ms. Dryfoose left her position and began as a kindergarten teacher for Oak Hills School District. After a year, she started teaching for Brown County School Corporation in Nashville, Indiana, and went on to work for the organization for more than 25 years. In 1970, she began as a second grade teacher, and in 1975, she worked as a reading aide. In 1976, Ms. Dryfoose became a kindergarten teacher once again, and held the position for more than 20 years, until her retirement in 1997. While serving as a kindergarten teacher for Brown County School Corporation, she continued her education at Indiana University, earning a Master of Science in education in 1980.
Ms. Dryfoose has always been motivated by seeing the light in her students’ eyes when they grasped a new concept. She taught all manner of ability levels, and loved being able to meet her students at their level and take them with her on a journey to better understanding. She was recognized for her excellence as an educator in 1964, when she received a Teacher of the Year Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Ms. Dryfoose credits her parents, Robert and Edith, as motivators and inspirations in her career.
In addition to her professional pursuits, Ms. Dryfoose has also been an active member of her community. She was a founding member of the Brown County Community Theatre, and has been a member of the Brown County Historical Society since 1998, for which she served on the board of directors from 2001 to 2004. As a testament to her success and experience as an educator, Ms. Dryfoose has been featured in the 22nd edition of Who’s Who in the Midwest, as well as multiple editions of Who’s Who of American Women, Who’s Who in American Education, and Who’s Who in America.
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