Company: Clay County Elementary/Middle School
Location: Morris, Georgia, United States
Mary Heard, Teacher at Clay County Elementary/Middle School, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in education.
An award-winning teacher with 33 years of professional experience, Ms. Heard has been a teacher at Clay County Elementary/Middle School since 1993. A writer and an entrepreneur, she additionally operates a do-it-yourself business called Home Crafting Ideas.
Ms. Heard is pursuing a master’s degree in educational leadership in K-12 education from Columbus State University. Previously, she attended Troy State University, where she successfully completed coursework toward a doctorate in education in 1998 and earned a master’s degree in K-6 elementary in 1996. She obtained Georgia certification in early childhood education in 1992 and a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice in 1987, both from Albany State College. Earlier, she achieved an associate degree in social work from Andrew College in 1983.
Ms. Heard has been recognized for her hard work and classroom leadership with several industry honors, including the Award for Black History Month and an Award for Teaching English, Language, and Arts from the State of Georgia. Wanting to stay well-informed on developments in her field, Ms. Heard is an active member of the Georgia Association of Educators. She attributes her success to the support of her family and church. Ms. Heard volunteers her time at a nursing home and gives generously to several different charities. Over the next decade, she expects to continue working toward retirement, and then focus more of her attention on her business.
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