Title: (Retired) Secondary School and University Educator
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Judith Granese, Retired Secondary School and University Educator, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Latin and English language education.
Ms. Granese prepared for her career as a student at St. John’s University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in English and education in 1969. She took a position as an instructor of English for Sewanhaka Central High School District, and continued her education, earning a Master of Arts from St. John’s University in 1973. Ms. Granese transitioned to a position as an instructor of English and Latin at Valley High School in 1977, and went on to work there for more than 20 years, until 2001. From 1983 to 1995, she served as an English instructor at the College of Southern Nevada, and in 2001, she started as an English and Latin teacher at Centennial High School, where she remained until 2007. Ms. Granese began as a Latin instructor for the University of Nevada in 2005 and served in that position until her retirement in 2013.
In addition to her professional pursuits, Ms. Granese has maintained memberships to multiple professional organizations, including the American Classical League and the Kiwanis Club, a nonprofit service organization. She holds teaching certifications in English for grades 7-12 in New York, as well as English, Latin, and social studies for grades 7-12 in Nevada. She authored “How to be a Great Club Advisor” in 1992, and contributed to “Teaching the Short Story” in 1996. Ms. Granese has been recognized with an Elizabeth Watkins Latin Teacher Award from the American Classical League in 2005, and was named an American Hero in Education by Reader’s Digest in 1993.
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