Title: Retired Educator
Company: The Academy of Science and Foreign Languages
Location: Huntsville, Alabama, United States
Susan Carol Sherwood Pearson, Retired Educator at The Academy of Science and Foreign Languages, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in elementary education.
Hailing from a family of educators, Ms. Pearson desired to spearhead a career in teaching in her own right. In 1966, she achieved a Bachelor of Science in elementary education from Lamar University, later also attaining certification as a teacher of gifted and talented from the University of North Texas. In her four-decade-long career, Ms. Pearson most recently taught civics and world history for seventh and eighth-grade students at The Academy of Science and Foreign Languages in Huntsville, Alabama from 2003 until commencing her retirement in 2007.
Notably, Ms. Pearson was selected to be a tutor of “Civics and Citizenship” for the United States Department of State as a Teaching Diplomat to Russia in 2003 and Uzbekistan in 2005. In the earlier years of her teaching career, she taught at Southwood Valley from 1997 to 2000 and a gifted and talented coordinator to the Denton Independent School District from 1992 to 1996. Additionally, between 1964 and 1985, she was a teacher at Roanoke Elementary School, Dixie Elementary School, Gonzalez Elementary School and Kirbyville Independent School District.
Presently, Ms. Pearson maintains affiliation with the American Association of University Women, P.E.O. International and Denton County Women’s Club, of which she was president from 1989 to 1991. Reflecting on an illustrious career, she recalls being nominated for Teacher of the Year as a career highlight, crediting much of her success to her mentor Ms. Mazzeghetta. Ms. Pearson’s advice to aspiring educators is to ‘Encourage curiosity, but get your work done.’ As a testament to her legacy, Ms. Pearson can also be found in the 56th and 60th editions of Who’s Who in America, the eighth edition of Who’s Who in American Education, the 19th edition of Who’s Who in the World and the 22nd through 27th editions of Who’s Who of American Women.
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