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Roberta I. Rempfer-Smith, Retired Educator, Recognized by Worldwide Who's Who for Excellence in Education

Roberta I. Rempfer-Smith has devoted her life to education and community enrichment

    SYCAMORE, IL, December 17, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Roberta I. Rempfer-Smith, Retired Educator, has been recognized by Worldwide Who's Who for showing dedication, leadership and excellence in education.

With 54 years of experience in education, Ms. Rempfer-Smith is considered an expert in her field, having garnered years of experience across the education spectrum. Over the course of her career, she has taught adults as well as disabled children in special education classes. Her professional experience includes working as a child care program director at the Chanute Air Force Base from 1980 to 1981 and working as a resource development person at DCFS from 1975 to 1976. In addition, she served as the first master tutor for Kankakee Community College from 1990 to 1993 and Northern Illinois University's Athletic Academic Program from 1984 to 1988.

Furthermore, Ms. Rempfer-Smith served as a substitute teacher for 18 years in the public school systems of DeKalb and Kankakee Counties in Illinois. She began her teaching career in 1944, in Wabash County, Ind., in a one-room schoolhouse. She was a full-time classroom teacher for five years, a pre-school child care director for 11 years and tutored collegiate athletes for approximately eight years.

A lifelong believer in education, she returned to school at the age of 69 to study behavioral disorders in special education. She worked as a substitute teacher for disabled students with behavioral problems before retiring at the age of 75.

During her first college career, Ms. Rempfer-Smith broke every record in women's basketball at Northern Illinois University, and was fortunate enough to have the oportunity to play in Japan and Spain at a time before the Women's National Basketball Association was born. From 1965 through 1975, she helped many families in DeKalb County get out of the farm labor stream by assisting them in earning their general education diplomas.

In 1968, she founded the Children's Learning Center, a child care and pre-school center for immigrant children ages 1 month through 5 years, which also offered adult education for those who served as teacher aides at the center. Twenty-eight years later she co-founded the Hispanic United Methodist Church in Kankakee, Ill. In 1996. She is a grandmother of five and great-grandmother of nine. Ms. Rempfer-Smith has written for newspapers and magazines on the topics of child care and education. Excerpts from her lectures on immigrants are archived within Northern Illinois University.

She attributes her success to her faith in Jesus Christ and the lessons she learned from her mentor, Robert Earl Price. She became involved in her profession through her lifelong desire to become a teacher. The highlight of her career was teaching Kenny Battle, who later became a first-pick in the National Basketball Association Draft. Another highlight was when she met Carol Owens while studying at Northern Illinois University.

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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.

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Roberta I. Rempfer-Smith has nearly six decades of experience in the field of education.

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