Title: Educator, Author
Company: WestBow Press
Location: Springfield, Illinois, United States
Kathryn A. Ransom, Author with WestBow Press, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of reading instruction and education.
Ms. Ransom began her religious studies in college, and soon realized it was difficult to make a living in the religious world. Education seemed as if it would be the best fit for her, so she decided on elementary education. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in religious education from Missouri State University and later secured a Master of Arts in counseling from the University of Illinois. For five years, Ms. Ransom taught at several public schools before assuming employment as a consultant with a publishing company for two years. Most recently, she excels as an author with WestBow Press – a position she has held since 2018.
In the past, Ms. Ransom was an adjunct professor and a supervisor for the reading and English departments for Springfield Public Schools. She also served as president and a board member of the International Reading Association. Civically, she has also been involved with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, WSEC and Lincoln Christian University. Achievements to Ms. Ransom’s credit include publishing her first book, “Ransom Notes,” at the age of 83. The publication is a cumulative 101 short essay piece that encourages readers to develop a deeper religious connection with their higher power.
Ms. Ransom attributes her success to lots of hard work, guidance from above, supportive friends, willingness to kick doors open and various events of serendipity. In the coming years, she would like to see her first book become successful and, hopefully, she can write a second. She hopes that she can remain healthy enough and invigorated enough to keep going in life. Ms. Ransom wants to continue to love people and relate to them.
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