PETALUMA, CA, May 21, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Sandra Fernandez O'Hare with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Ms. O'Hare 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.
Having accrued more than 40 years of expertise in the field of education, Ms. O'Hare has garnered a laudable reputation for her diversified career. Retiring in 2005 after 20 years at the Cinnabar Elementary School District in Petaluma, she also taught at several public schools throughout California and New York and taught courses at Chapman University, Santa Rosa Junior College, and Colegio Salesiano in Spain. Additionally, Ms. O'Hare found success as an adult education teacher and bilingual development specialist, and was aligned with the Spanish Speaking Center in Pennsylvania, as well as a local school in Guam. In retirement, she continues to work part time as a substitute teacher at Saint Vincent High School in Petaluma.
Utilizing her expertise, Ms. O'Hare was active on the mathematics curriculum committee for the Sonoma County Office of Education in Santa Rosa and as a member of the Summer Science Connections Institute at Sonoma State University in California, as well as the Sonoma County Math Project. She also taught for a summer at the Redwood Empire Mathematics Academy and translated a book, titled "Isabel la Católica" in 1961. A committed civic advocate, Ms. O'Hare has been a member of the Adult Literacy League since 1996 and a docent for the Petaluma Wetlands Alliance at Shollenberger Park since 2008. In years past, she was active on the Asian relief committee with the American Red Cross in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and held roles with the Boy Scouts of America in Petaluma and Monterey, Sonoma County and Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.
Ms. O'Hare originally aspired to become a translator/interpreter for the United Nations; however, her husband's career as a naval officer saw them traveling throughout the world. Becoming a teacher allowed her to travel and still work. She notably holds a Bachelor of Arts from Marymount College in Tarrytown, NY and a Master of Arts from the University of San Francisco. She did her junior year abroad at the University of Madrid with Georgetown School of Foreign Service.
Among her professional memberships, Ms. O'Hare has been active with the National Education Association, the Club Hispano-Americano Petaluma as a member and past president, the American Association of University Women where she served in several capacities, including as the vice president, and Delta Kappa Gamma where she has been Area Director and Gamma Tau president.
Well-regarded in her area of expertise, Ms. O'Hare earned recognition as a Sarah D. Barder fellow at Johns Hopkins University in 1990. A celebrated Marquis listee, she has been included in numerous editions of Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Education, Who's Who in the West and Who's Who of American Women. Outside of her professional circles, Ms. O'Hare enjoys such avocations as traveling the world, photography, bridge, mahjong and piano lessons. She has four sons, (James, Richard, Michael and Chris), 4 granddaughters and 2 grandsons.
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