Title: Educator, Translator, Advisor, Musician
Location: Louisburg, North Carolina, United States
Alicia Eller, Retired Educator, Children’s Music Director, Translator, Advisor and Musician, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in language education and church and community service.
Growing up, Ms. Eller’s parents taught in the fields of music and agriculture in Chile. Eventually, she made the decision to follow in her parents’ footsteps and become a teacher. Upon relocating to North Carolina during the early 1960s, she attended Louisburg College and earned an Associate of Arts in 1965. Soon thereafter, she received a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish teaching with cum laude from Meredith College in 1970. Ms. Eller began her career as a fourth-grade teacher at Gold Sand Elementary School in Louisburg between 1970 and 1974. She further assumed employment with Louisburg High School as a Spanish teacher from 1975 until her retirement in 2001.
After retiring as a teacher, Ms. Eller became a reporter for the Franklin Times while serving as a translator and consultant of English as a second language from 2001 to 2016. In the past, she taught Spanish part-time for 15 years at Louisburg College. The highlight of Ms. Eller’s’ career was being named Teacher of the Year by Louisburg High School in 1981. In 2019, she received the Louisburg College Alumni Association Cecil Robbins Public Service Award for Outstanding and Meaningful Service and Dedication to Louisburg College and the Community. In 1970, she received the Spanish Award of Excellence from Meredith College. An active member of her community, Ms. Eller has contributed the Franklin County Arts Council, the Interchurch Council, and the Louisburg Methodist Church. Enjoying her retirement, Ms. Eller plays several instruments, dances, practices pottery and art in her spare time.
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