Martye Dorflinger

Title: Educator (Retired)
Company: Pellissippi State Community College
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee, United States

Martye Dorflinger, a retired educator at Pellissippi State Community College, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of English education.

With more than four decades of expertise in her chosen field, Ms. Dorflinger developed a reputation for excellence as an educator at Pellissippi State Community College between 1995 and her retirement in 1998. Having most recently served as a scribe at the college from 2007 until 2009, she previously found success as an adjunct instructor at Roane State Community College from 1985 to 1989, a teacher evaluator for the Tennessee Department of Education between 1984 and 1986, and the English department chair at Alcoa High School in Alcoa, Tennessee, from 1970 to 1984. Ms. Dorflinger began her career as a high school English teacher for Cleveland, Tennessee, public schools between 1966 until 1979.

Ms. Dorflinger is passionate about serving her community and spent many years as a costume designer for the Appalachian Ballet Company and a member of the advisory board of the Tennessee Performing Arts Center. In addition, she has worked with numerous animal rights and welfare groups throughout her career. Outside of her activist efforts, Ms. Dorflinger is also a member of the honorable society of Delta Kappa Gamma and the Athens Cleveland Cotillion.

Long motivated by a love for literature, Ms. Dorflinger pursued undergraduate coursework at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia, where she attained a Bachelor of Arts in 1966. She continued her education at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga after a brief hiatus, earning a Bachelor of Education in 1976. Well regarded for her subsequent achievements in the field, Ms. Dorflinger was nominated as Cleveland, Tennessee’s Young Teacher of the Year in 1974.

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