Title: Retired Professor
Company: John Tyler Community College
Location: Prince George, Virginia, United States
Charlene Teitelbaum Tiller, Retired Professor at John Tyler Community College, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in speech and language education.
With decades of experience to her credit, Ms. Tiller is currently retired, having most recently excelled at John Tyler Community College as a professor of communication studies from 2001 to 2016 and the chairperson for communication studies in the theater department from 2007 to 2009. Prior to these positions, she was active as a public speaking teacher and head forensic coach at Charles City High School as well as a speech-language pathologist with Charles City County Public Schools between 1990 and 1999. She previously served at Hopewell High School, part of the Hopewell Area School District, as a speech-language pathologist from 1974 to 1990, a public speaking teacher from 1987 to 1990, and a head forensic coach from 1987 to 1990. Ms. Tiller began her career as a speech-language pathologist with Craven County Schools from 1969 to 1973 and Hanover County Public Schools from 1973 to 1974.
Before embarking on her professional path, Ms. Tiller pursued an education at East Carolina University, from which she earned a Bachelor of Science in 1968 and a Master of Arts in education in 1971. As a testament to her stellar endeavors in her field, she was presented with the Partner Education Award from the Hopewell Optimist Club in 1986, the Outstanding Educator Award from Governor’s Schools in 1990, and an Award from The International Book of Honor in 1990. Receiving a Lifetime Distinction from the National Forensic League, she was likewise recognized as the Virginia Secondary Speech Teacher of the Year by the Virginia Association of Communication Arts and Science in 1995, featured in multiple editions of Who’s Who in America, and inducted to the Virginia High School Hall of Fame by the Virginia High School League and Coaches Association in 2008. Incredibly proud to have coached and mentored students in forensics, Ms. Tiller hopes to continue her part-time work in forensics while directing tournaments for the Virginia High School League in the coming years.