Title: Reading Consultant, Tutor
Location: Hagerstown, Maryland, United States
Maebelle Denise Davis, Reading Consultant and Tutor, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in reading and rehabilitative consulting.
Growing up, Ms. Davis thought her stars were aligned in the field of mathematics education until she took an introduction to sociology class that forever changed her trajectory. From this, she switched her field of study to social science and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in the area at Frostburg State University in 1972. After graduating, Ms. Davis spent a few years as a laboratory technician and engineer assistant at Washington Suburban Sanitary Committee and as a sanitarian for Calvert County and Anne Arundel County. She then earned an MEd in inter-discipline from Frostburg State University in 1986 and in 1990 accepted a position as a psychosocial rehabilitation counselor at Danville Pittsylvania Community Services. She remained in this venture for eight years, with her last two years also taking on the post of instructor at Danville Virginia Reading Center. In 1997, Ms. Davis earned an MEd in reading instruction from the University of Virginia.
Throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s, Ms. Davis provided her skills and expertise for the Rockingham Community Library, the Department of Rehabilitative Services in Harrisonburg, Virginia and King George Public Schools. From 2006 to 2011, she served as a psychosocial rehabilitation counselor for the Rappahannock Area Community Services. She has been an instructor for English as a Second Language. She holds certifications as a reading teacher and as a psychosocial rehabilitation counselor. One of Ms. Davis’s biggest highlights came about when she was a psychosocial counselor and was able to form a relatable bond with her clients. When she arrived in Fredericksburg, she wanted to teach and in order to teach instruction classes, you had to have had a mental health background. She found this background was essential to building trusted relationships with her clients and students.
In addition to her work, Ms. Davis has benefited from various affiliations throughout the years. She has maintained affiliation with the Association for Curriculum and Instruction, the International Reading Association, the Dan River Trail Association and a member of the National Camping Association. On a civic level, she has been involved with such organizations as the Calvert County Cultural Arts Council, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, 4-H, the Tidewater Theatre, the Danville Literature Council, the Bay Ageing Senior Center and Rails to Trails.
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