Title: Educator (Retired), Consultant
Location: Shelbyville, Missouri, United States
Dr. Delberta “Debbie” Hollaway Coonrod-Vannoy, Retired Educator and Consultant, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership.
Growing up, Dr. Coonrod-Vannoy always dreamt of becoming a teacher. Inspired by her mother, an esteemed educator, she proceeded to attend the University of Kansas. There, she earned a Bachelor of Science in education before acquiring a Master’s in education from Indiana University. Later, by 1977, she had furthered her education once more by earning a Doctor of Education, which also came from Indiana University. In the years that followed, Dr. Coonrod-Vannoy was certified as an elementary teacher in the states of Kansas, Nebraska, Indiana, and Texas. Moreover, she was certified in English-as-a-Second Language by the state of Texas in 1986.
Throughout her illustrious career, Dr. Coonrod-Vannoy brought her skills to numerous educational institutions. In 1957, she began her journey to professional success as a classroom teacher at Hood School & Heizer Elementary in Barton County, Kansas. In subsequent years, she proceeded to teach at Emporia Public Schools, Lincoln Public Schools, and South Bend School Corporation. In 1972, Dr. Coonrod-Vannoy accepted a role as an assistant professor and associate instructor at Indiana University. She remained there until 1976, going on to work as the president for Deb-Con Inc. before becoming a private practice consultant in 1981. From 1985 until 2001, she excelled as a classroom teacher in the Fort Worth Indiana School District. Though Dr. Coonrod-Vannoy retired in 2002, she remained active as a writer and reporter for the Shelby County Herald until 2007.
As a testament to her success, Dr. Coonrod-Vannoy has been abundantly awarded throughout her career. Most recently, in 2004, she was listed on the Extension Leaders Honor Roll by the University of Missouri. Earlier, she was honored for the Early Childhood Promising Practices Inclusion Model by the Texas Education Agency. Moreover, in 1991, Dr. Coonrod-Vannoy earned the Outstanding Teacher Award from the Fort Worth Business Community. In her spare time, she enjoys writing poetry, practicing photography, speaking publicly, and exploring journalism.
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