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Mary Frances "Fran" Maples Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Ms. Maples has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the field of education

Supported by 40 years of professional excellence, Ms. Maples most recently flourished as the Foreign Language Coordinator with the Garland Independent School District in Texas

    DALLAS, TX, July 22, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Mary Frances "Fran" Maples with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Ms. Maples 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.

Supported by 40 years of professional excellence, Ms. Maples most recently flourished as the Foreign Language Coordinator with the Garland Independent School District in Texas from 1998 until her retirement in 2006. Prior to that appointment, she served in the same capacity with Richardson Independent School District in Texas between 1984 and 1998. At the inception of her career, she taught French at the Richardson Independent School District from 1966 to 1984, while also working simultaneously as a French teacher at Richland College's Continuing Education Program in Dallas from 1980 to 1983. Furthermore, she served as building coordinator for the college between 1983 and 1985.

Before embarking on her professional path, Ms. Maples attended and graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor of Arts in French in 1966. She further secured as Master of Arts in French from the University of Texas in 1972. Moreover, Ms. Maples received a certification in supervision from Texas Woman's University in 1985.

Civically, Ms. Maples involved herself with the board of the Orchestra of New Spain and the Richardson Woman's Club, for which she has served as the corresponding secretary, president and president-elect. She served as House Chairman and Chairman of the Board of the Richardson Woman's Club Charitable Foundation, Inc.

In light of her impressive accomplishments in the field, she has been the recipient of numerous accolades. In 1982 Ms. Maples was awarded for "Excellence in Teaching" by the Richardson Independent School District. Between 1992 and 2006 Ms. Maples was a grantee of the Foreign Language Assistance Program with the United States Department of Education, and she was presented with a Service Award from the Delta Pi chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International in 1997. Additionally, she was named an Outstanding Alumna of the Modern Languages Department of the University of North Texas and honored as a lifetime member of the Texas Foreign Language Association in 2000.

Notable organizations Ms. Maples affiliated with include the Texas Retired Teachers Association (President of the Richardson unit and First Vice-President of Region X), The National Association of District Supervisors of Foreign Languages (Treasurer), the American Association of Teachers of French (President of the North Texas Chapter), the Texas Association for Language Supervision (President), the Texas Foreign Language Association (President) and Metroplex Foreign Language Supervisors. Now retired, Ms. Maples enjoys reading, music, art, writing poetry and traveling in her spare time.

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

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