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Sandra F. Flannigan Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Ms. Flannigan has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the English education industry

Sandra F. Flannigan retired from Batavia High School in Illinois in 2007, where she worked as an English and communications teacher from 1971 to 2007.

    GENEVA, IL, April 18, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Sandra F. Flannigan with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Ms. Flannigan celebrates many years' experience in her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her field. 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.

After accruing more than 35 years of practiced industry experience, Ms. Flannigan retired from Batavia High School in Illinois in 2007, where she worked as an English and communications teacher from 1971 to 2007 and chair of the English department from 1996 to 2007. From 1995 to 2000, she also served as a member of a team selected to implement block scheduling and to train and assess teachers at the high school. Throughout her career, she gained valuable expertise through the Illinois Association of Teachers of English as a board member and conference speaker, and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development as a conference speaker. Furthermore, under the auspices of the Christa McAullife Foundation, she produced The Writing Exchange, a book on process writing, which she distributed to the 1,000 high schools in Illinois, and developed a consulting business of the same name.

In a career filled with highlights, Ms. Flannigan is especially proud of being recognized by the National Endowment for the Humanities with a fellowship which enabled her to spend one year as an independent researcher on Nathaniel Hawthorne's life and works in the context of Puritan and Romantic influences. As a culminating project she wrote a research-based dramatic script, The Life and Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne, which she performed and videotaped at The House of the Seven Gables Museum in Salem, MA.

An expert in her field, Ms. Flannigan holds a Bachelor of Science in education from Taylor University, a Master of Science in education from National Louis University, and a Master of Science in educational administration from Northern Illinois University. Prior to beginning graduate work, she completed enrichment coursework in 16th and 19th century English Literature at the University of Oxford in England. During this time, she explored various literary sites, museums, and libraries, including the renowned Bodleian Library in Oxford, where she did literary research.

In order to remain abreast of changes in the field, Ms. Flannigan maintained affiliation with the Illinois Association of Teachers of English and the National Council of Teachers of English. In light of her outstanding work, she received fellowships through the Chicago Area Writing Project, the Christa McAuliffe Foundation, the National Humanities Center and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Professional publications such as Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in American Education, Who's Who of American Women and Who's Who in America have also acknowledged her for her work. Currently, Ms. Flannigan offers writing workshops and private consulting for adults who wish to write their autobiographies.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to her profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Sandra F. Flannigan has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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