Ms. Sollitto served as a history teacher on behalf of the Massachusetts public school system for more than four decades.
RIVERSIDE, RI, October 21, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Paula T. Sollitto with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Ms. Sollitto 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.
Now retired, Ms. Sollitto served as a history teacher on behalf of the Massachusetts public school system for more than four decades. After graduating from college, she taught at Attleboro High School between 1969 and 2004, during which time she served as a girls' varsity tennis coach and student council advisor. Additionally, she contributed her expertise as a member of the school improvement council on behalf of the Attleboro School Systems. After retiring, Ms. Sollitto continued to contribute as a substitute teacher for the district until 2020. Presently, she has served as a supervisor for the Educational Testing Service since 1972, a nonprofit educational and assessment organization headquartered in New Jersey.
Following Ms. Sollitto's first year of teaching, she had the opportunity to travel to Europe for 10 weeks, during which time she visited 18 different countries. Studying western civilization in college, this trip was significant because it bestowed upon her a great deal of exposure in the field in which she was teaching. Years later, Ms. Sollitto visited Vietnam for four weeks, resulting in her teaching courses on Vietnam and the Vietnam War.
In 1999, Ms. Sollitto co-authored "Images of America: Attleboro" with Victor Bonneville through Arcadia Publishing. The "Images of America" books are known for their contributions to the history of cities and towns throughout the nation. Likewise, Ms. Sollitto has remained active with several professional societies, including the National Education Association, the Massachusetts Education Association, the Attleboro Teacher Association, the National Association of Student Activity Advisors and the Educational Investors of Attleboro. She has also been a member of the Attleboro Athletic Hall of Fame committee since 2010.
As a parishioner of Our Lady of Loreto Church, Ms. Sollitto has enjoyed the opportunity to serve as a Eucharistic minister and lector from 1985 to 2019. Ms. Sollitto was also active in her community as a clerk on a number of local, state and federal elections for the East Providence Board of Canvassers.
In preparation for her career in education, Ms. Sollitto earned a Bachelor of Arts at Rhode Island College in 1969. She later completed an associate degree at Roger Williams University in 1983, as well as 36 additional credits at Providence College. Moreover, Ms. Sollitto obtained a certificate in secondary education, with majors in history and English. She also holds a paralegal certificate through Roger Williams University.
Ms. Sollitto has been recognized for her incredible work by being named as a Massachusetts Terrific Teacher by the Casela Foundation of Colorado in 1991, the Attleboro Teacher of the Year by the Attleboro Chamber of Commerce in 1993 and an Outstanding Teacher by the American History Attleboro Daughters of the American Revolution in 1996. She was also named as the Coach of the Year by Boston Globe in 1994 and received a Historic Preservation Award from the Attleboro Historical Commission in 2000. In addition to her awards, Ms. Sollitto was gratified to serve as the namesake of the Richardson-Sollitto Tennis Courts at Attleboro High School, which opened in 2004.
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