Penelope Cummings is a past president of the Council for Learning Disabilities and the Council for Exceptional Children.
KENT, OH, April 02, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Penelope Cummings with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Ms. Cummings 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.
Ms. Cummings is renowned as a retired special education teacher with more than 40 years of service to her students. Inspired by her own childhood teachers, she initially pursued an education at the University of Akron, earning a Bachelor of Arts in English in 1966. She subsequently began teaching English for Akron Public Schools from 1966 to 1969, but following a relocation and a sabbatical from the classroom, her difficulties in finding a job led her to work with students with disabilities. However, she soon developed a passion for understanding how to deliver effective instruction that honored her students' gifts while supporting their additional needs. As a result, Ms. Cummings concluded her academic efforts with a Master of Science in special education at the University of Kansas in 1992.
From 1980 to 1982, Ms. Cummings served as a student support services tutor for students with learning disabilities in Delaware Public Schools in 1980. She further flourished as a tutor for homebound students for Trumbull Public Schools from 1982 to 1987. From 1987 to 1991, Ms. Cummings found success as a tutor for homebound students for Olathe Public Schools.
Ms. Cummings taught English and modified classes for students with learning disabilities at the Penn Valley Community College of Kansas City from 1988 to 1991 as well as Turner Public Schools United School District #202 of Kansas City from 1991 to 2003. She additionally excelled as a resource teacher for grades 10 through 12 for Olathe East High School from 2003 until her retirement in 2005. Moreover, Ms. Cummings is a past president of the Council for Learning Disabilities and the Council for Exceptional Children.
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