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Greenville, South Carolina, October 18, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Maureen P. Kriese, Director of Special Services for District Five Schools of Spartanburg County, has been recognized by Worldwide Who's Who for showing dedication, leadership and excellence in the field of special education.
Maureen started her teaching career in southwestern Ohio. After one year, she moved to Indianapolis and taught special education students for 14 years in a variety of settings. Her family then moved to South Carolina and Maureen taught for three years in Anderson and two years in Greenville before moving into the field of administration. Maureen worked as a Special Education Administrator for eight years in Greenville County Schools before moving to Spartanburg District 5 Schools to become the Director of Special Services in 2001.
Maureen's talents and skills reach beyond her professional 'day job". Having been in the field of special education in South Carolina for over 25 years, her networking connections are quite extensive. By knowing key people from the inter-related agencies throughout the state, she is able to help families and colleagues navigate the complex system of supports and services for children with special needs and their families. Her mantra is to "be of useful service to others." She attributes her success to great training and excellent mentors. Her passion for advocacy has never waned. Maureen loves being a champion and a voice for those who cannot advocate for themselves. This year Maureen added two new departments to her busy schedule. She is also the district coordinator for Gifted and Talented students as well as English Speakers of Other Languages. ( ESOL)
Maureen received her master's degree in special education and secondary school administration from Butler University in 1982. She earned 36 additional hours from Clemson University and is certified in secondary supervision and principalship. Maureen is a member of the South Carolina Association of School Administrators and the Council of Exceptional Children which named her the Local Special Education Administrator of the Year in 2007. Outside of work she also gives back by volunteering with the Lion's Club and Middle Tyger Community Center.
Maureen has been happily married to her husband Tom for 34 years. They have 2 adult children: son Mickey and daughter Gretchen.
For more information about Maureen Kriese, visit http://www.linkedin.com/pub/maureen-kriese/11/258/727.
About Worldwide Who's Who
With over 500,000 members representing every major industry, Worldwide Who's Who is a powerful networking resource that enables professionals to outshine their competition, in part through effective branding and marketing. Worldwide Who's Who employs similar public relations techniques to those utilized by Fortune 500 companies, making them cost-effective for members who seek to take advantage of its career enhancement and business advancement services.
Worldwide Who's Who membership provides individuals with a valuable third-party endorsement of their accomplishments, and gives them the tools needed to brand themselves and their businesses effectively. In addition to publishing biographies in print and electronic form, it offers an online networking platform where members can establish new professional relationships.
For more information, please visit http://www.worldwidewhoswho.com.
Director, Media Relations
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