Harriet E. Foley


Title: (Retired) School Librarian
Company: Carlisle Local Schools
Location: Franklin, Ohio, United States

Harriet Foley, Retired School Librarian for Carlisle Local Schools, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in library science.

In preparation for her career, Ms. Foley attended Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in education in 1957. She subsequently received a Master of Science in library science from the University of Kentucky in 1961 and concluded her academic efforts with postgraduate coursework at Kent State University in 1965. As a certified teacher of elementary education in Ohio, she also holds a certification in library science. Ms. Foley began her career as an elementary school teacher for Carlisle Local Schools from 1957 to 1961, and subsequently worked as a secondary teacher of French until 1963. For more than 20 years, she applied her expertise as a school librarian with the district. She has been recognized as the Citizen of the Year of Franklin in 2007 and was named to the Franklin High School Hall of Fame in 2003.

Ms. Foley has found additional success through her written works, acting as an editor of multiple editions of “Carlisle, the Jersey Settlement in Ohio,” authoring “The History of Franklin on the Great Miami River” and co-authoring “Foleys from County Clare, Ireland” with her husband, which she considers to be the highlight of her career. She is a member of the American Library Association, the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Ohio Association of School Libraries, the Ohio Educational Library Media Association and the Ohio Retired Teachers Association, among numerous further affiliations. As a further testament to her success and stature, Ms. Foley has been featured in numerous editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in the Midwest and Who’s Who of American Women.

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