Raymond Leonard Delehant

Raymond Delehant

Title: Botanist, Educator, Editor
Location: Hamden, Connecticut, United States

Raymond Delehant, Botanist, Educator and Editor, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the fields of botany and science education.

Mr. Delehant prepared for his career by attending Southern Connecticut State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in 1959 and a Master of Science in 1964. Upon earning his undergraduate degree, he accepted a position as a junior high school science teacher in North Haven, Connecticut, where he went on to work for more than 35 years, until 1995. From 1964 to 1972, Mr. Delehant worked part-time as a botany instructor for his alma mater, Southern Connecticut State University. He continued his education through grants from the National Science Foundation as a postgraduate at multiple universities, including the University of Colorado in 1965, the University of California Berkeley in 1966, and the University of Vermont in 1967. Mr. Delehant holds a permanent teaching certification in the state of Connecticut, and since 1995, he has held the title of emeritus for the board of education in North Haven, Connecticut.

In addition to his professional pursuits, Mr. Delehant has served on the science frameworks curriculum committee for the Connecticut State Department of Education since 1995, and became a fellow of the Connecticut Academy of Mathematics in 1996. He is a member of the National Science Teachers Association, the Connecticut Science Teachers Association, and has served as the editor of the Connecticut Science Educators newsletter since 1999. He cites his scoutmaster in the Boy Scouts of America, Charlie Albanesi, his good friend, Tony Cosenza, and his parents, John and Dorothy, as mentors and motivators in his career. As a testament to his success and experience, Mr. Delehant has been featured in multiple editions of Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in the East, and Who’s Who in America.

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