Dolores Jean Koerber, M.Ed, BS

Dolores Jean Koerber

Title: Retired Music Professor
Company: Massillon Baptist College
Location: Canton, Ohio, United States

Dolores Jean Koerber, M.Ed, BS, Retired Music Professor at Massillon Baptist College, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in music education.

Dr. Koerber chose to pursue her profession in music education simply because music has been one of the greatest aspects of her life since her youth. Beginning piano lessons at the age of four, she would play her brother’s lessons and then watch her brother take his classes. She played by ear and envisioned herself becoming a renowned pianist. Dr. Koerber matriculated at Malone University, receiving a Bachelor’s degree in religious education in 1958 and a Bachelor of Science in 1965. She then received a Master of Education from Kent State University, as well as a Doctoral degree in religious education from Massillon Baptist College in 2000. Upon completion of her degree, she became a certified teacher in music for grades K-12 in the state of Ohio.

Dr. Koerber began her career in 1958 as a teacher for the Council of Religious Education in North Canton, Ohio until 1960 and in Shelby, Ohio from 1960 to 1962. She went on to serve as a music teacher at Garaway Local from 1965 to 1971, as well as a teacher of piano, organ and flute out of a private music studio from 1965 until her retirement in 2011. Additionally, she was a music teacher at Fairless Local from 1971 to 1973, at Massillon Christian School for two years until 1975 and at Massillon Baptist College until 2010. As a testament to her success, Dr. Koerber was named first native Cantonian to Graduate from Malone University in 1958. She also received the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017. Looking back, Dr. Koerber’s career highlights are the many recitals she played and produced. She also gave the Dedicatory recital, which has served as a spotlight for her.

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