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Janice Scanlon Recognized by Marquis Who's Who for Excellence in Education

Ms. Scanlon was an acclaimed educator for more than 35 years prior to her retirement

    CAPE CORAL, FL, May 05, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Janice Scanlon has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Prior to her retirement in 1998, Ms. Scanlon was an educator with a bevy of professional accolades and title to her name, all of which still carry an impressive weight today. After earning a Bachelor of Science from Fort Hays State University and a Master of Arts from the University of Denver, she worked as a kindergarten music teacher in the Brewster, Kan. public school system from 1962 to 1963. Ms. Scanlon relocated to Lakewood, Colo. in 1963 and served as a kindergarten teacher in the Jefferson County public school system until 1981. In 1983, she relocated once again to Sewell, N.J., where she worked as a teacher for gifted students in the Washington Township public school system until her retirement in 1998. In addition to making notable strides in the classroom, Ms. Scanlon was the president of the Jefferson County Kindergarten Teachers Association from 1964 to 1965, and travelled with a group of gifted teachers to China with the People to People Leadership Summit in 1990. She was secretary of the New Jersey Educators of Gifted and Talented and gave numerous presentations at their conferences.

Ms. Scanlon made a significant name for herself as a creative individual during her career and has continued to do so in retirement. She's acted as author and co-author of several publications, including Jefferson County Kindergarten Curriculum, in 1974 and Guides for Washington Township Schools, from 1983 to 1998, of which she was the sole writer, and "Ruleton and Its School" and "Adams and Parrish Family," in 2005, both of which she co-authored. Her love for volunteering and playing golf in her downtime was acknowledged on a public scale when she was the co-recipient of an Outstanding Volunteer Group Award and the recipient of a Presidential Award from the Palm Aire Nine-Hole Women's Golf Association in 2007. She was also named a Kiwanis Club scholar in 1958. Ms. Scanlon has had memberships with the Palm Aire Nine Hole Women's Golf Association, for which she was at one point the vice president, then president. She was also aligned with the Palm Aire Women's Club, St. Columbkille Catholic Church, the Incarnation Catholic School, St. Martha Catholic School, the Columbine Quilt Guild, the New Jersey Retired Teachers Association, Alpha Delta Kappa, and her HOA, for which she was vice president.

In recognition of her contributions to academia, Ms. Scanlon has been included in the 61st through 70th editions of Who's Who in America, the 7th and 8th editions of Who's Who in American Education, the 24th, 26th, and 27th editions of Who's Who in the World, and the 25th through 27th editions of Who's Who of American Women.

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