Location: Fairhope, Alabama, United States
Theresa C. Jensen Lacey, Writer, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in creative writing and journalism.
Teaching many areas of writing since 1987, including creative writing, journalism and English, Ms. Lacey became involved in her profession because she was always writing as soon as she could hold a pencil. She began her professional career working with medical records and admissions at Hale Memorial Hospital in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in 1976, remaining in this role for four years before becoming the clinic manager for Dr. Andrew Rosemore for one year. She then became the office manager at the Alabama International Trade Center from 1981 to 1985, and owner of her own research, composition service and word processing business in Florence, Alabama, from 1985 to 1987. Along with teaching, Ms. Lacey continues to write freelance. Prior to the start of her career, she pursued a formal education at Shelton State College, earning an Associate of Science in 1983. She then attended the University of North Alabama, where she received a Bachelor of Science in education and English, magna cum laude, in 1987. She went on to attain a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction, with honors, from Austin Peay State University in 2002, and received teacher’s certificates in health education, English and physical education.
A military correspondent covering the 101st Airborne News for Catholic News Service from 1990 to 2005, Ms. Lacey has been offering writers’ workshops on an annual basis since the mid-1990s, through which she has helped many budding writers become published. Highly active in her local community, she has authored 18 books and novels as of 2019, and contributed to the New York Times’ bestselling series “Chicken Soup for the Soul.” She also maintains involvement with several organizations related to her field. In light of her accomplishments, Ms. Lacey was nominated for a Project Legacy Award by the Alabama Bicentennial Commission in 2019. Previously, she received the Best News Article Award from the Catholic News Service in 2000 and was named Teacher of the Year by Robertsdale High School in 2006. She was also selected for inclusion in the 24th edition of Who’s Who in the South and Southwest.
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