Title: Special Education Teacher
Company: Augusta School Department
Location: Monmouth, Maine, United States
Linda K. Bailey, special education teacher at Augusta School Department, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in special education.
Inspired by her two younger sisters with special needs, Ms. Bailey has always possessed a desire to provide children with adequate resources while in school. As a result, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in English literature from Southeastern Massachusetts University in 1973 and completed postgraduate coursework at Northeastern University and the University of Maine. Thereafter, she began her career in special education for School District #47 before holding positions as an autism consultant teacher at the Auburn School Department and an instructor and a master teacher at the Spurwink School Day Treatment Program. Moreover, she later excelled as a family support worker for SFW II at KidsPeace and as a mathematics, science and English teacher at Jonesport-Beals High School. Throughout the course of her career, Ms. Bailey remained committed to her goal of working closely with various schools in order to teach them how to help her daughter Shawanna, who was diagnosed with autism at a young age, as well as other students like her.
Committed to providing resources to her community, Ms. Bailey has found additional success as a supervisor for the American Bar Association, on the case management service staff of Maine, as an advisor for educational technicians from 1999 to 2004 and as a summer school teacher for the Auburn School Department from 2003 to 2008. Furthermore, she was a member of the board of directors for the Autism Society of Maine from 2002 to 2003 and has worked as a volunteer for Special Family Weekend in Camden from 1984 to 2003, as well as for the Theater at Monmouth from 1994 to 2003. She has also contributed as a poet and co-editor of the North Coast Poetry Review and the book “Anthology of Poets: No End to Fall River.” For her accomplishments, Ms. Bailey is proud to have been presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award and selected for inclusion in the 24th edition of Who’s Who of American Women, and the 5th, 7th and 9th editions of Who’s Who in American Teachers. Above all, she is gratified to reconnect with and hear about the successes of her former students.
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