PARK FOREST, IL, December 24, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Margaret Catherine Roe Cortright with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Ms. Cortright 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.
Currently excelling as an educational and social services consultant in Park Forest, Ms. Cortright has experienced a tenured, diverse career that spanned more than 40 years. As a public school educator, she taught for the Cleveland Board of Education and the Sauk Village Board of Education in Sauk Village, Illinois, between 1965 and 1972 and in the ECHO program from 2003 to 2009. Ms. Cortright began her tenure with Social Services in 1968.
Associated with the DCFS for more than 30 years, Ms. Cortright eventually retired in 2011 as a regional administrator for South Cook County, Illinois. During her career with the DCFS, she did abuse, neglect and sexual abuse investigations, casework, monitored agency contracted with DCFS, and trained the trainers, among other duties. Following her retirement, Ms. Cortright found success for fix years as a special education teacher with Exceptional Children Have Opportunities.
During her career, Ms. Cortright further flourished in the Trainer of Trainers program, a division of staff development. She served on various curriculum development committees for the Cleveland Board of Education and has lectured in her area of expertise before students at various colleges. She was appointed by the mayor to the Park Forest Youth Commission, and served as president of her local homeowners' association. Currently, Ms. Cortright is active in fostering animals for the Humane Society and as a volunteer at her local hospital, where she assists the pediatric nursing staff with the newborn babies.
To prepare for her career, Ms. Cortright earned a Bachelor of Arts in history and education at Wittenberg University. She later graduated with a Master of Education in sociology at Kent State University. Certified as a teacher in Ohio and Illinois, Ms. Cortright holds a certificate as a teacher for the disadvantaged and several certificates for continuing education.
To support her work, Ms. Cortright has been a prominent member of the National Education Association. She is also affiliated with Chi Omega. A talented writer and poet as well, her works have been recognized with publication in several local magazines. Celebrated for her exceptional teaching expertise, Ms. Cortright was honored with a Teacher of the Year Award and several Commendation Awards.
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