Title: Librarian (Retired)
Company: Roanoke City Public Schools
Location: Salem, Virginia, United States
Esther Bond Cirasunda, Retired Librarian at Roanoke City Public Schools, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in librarianship.
Recognized for her innate maternal instincts in helping children, Mrs. Cirasunda formerly served as a school librarian for Roanoke City Public Schools for nearly 30 years from 1974 until her retirement in 2003. At the inception of her career in 1972, she spent two years as a school librarian at Botetourt County Public Schools before transferring to Roanoke, Virginia. To prepare for her career, she earned a Bachelor of Science from James Madison College in 1972, later returning to college at Radford University, where she graduated with honors with a Master of Science in 1988.
In retirement, Mrs. Cirasunda continues to serve as the owner and a speaker with Motivation Plus, roles she commenced in 2005. She has also been a private tutor and teacher for house-bound students and is a past delegate of the Governor’s Conference on Library and Information Services. Maintaining affiliation with several organizations to remain abreast of developments in librarianship and education, she is a lifetime member of the National Education Association and the Virginia Retired Educators Association, as well as a past president and vice president of the Roanoke City Retired Educators Association. Previously, she served as president of District 5 and political action committee chair of the Roanoke Education Association and was a workshop presenter for the Virginia Educational Media Association.
Married with two children and two grandchildren, Mrs. Cirasunda enjoys writing poetry and watching NASCAR races in her spare time. She was selected for inclusion in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who of American Women.
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