PORT LAVACA, TX, February 09, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Rita J. Crow with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Ms. Crow celebrates many years of 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.
An English Teacher with the Calhoun County Independent School District in Port Lavaca, TX, since 2006, Ms. Crow has accrued more than 50 years of experience in the education industry. Prior to her current appointment, she was a teacher with the Kingsville Independent School District in Texas from 2002 to 2006, an English department chair and teacher of the Cyril Independent School District in Oklahoma from 1991 to 2002, an English and Spanish teacher and department chair with the Bridgecreek Independent School District in Oklahoma from 1989-1991, and an English and business teacher with the Apache Independent School District in Oklahoma from 1981 to 1989. Ms. Crow also worked as an English and Learning disabilities teacher with the Uvalde Independent School District in Texas from 1971 to 1980, an English and Social Studies teacher with the Hunter Independent School District in Oklahoma from 1968 to 1970, a business teacher at Antonian High School In San Antonio, Texas in the 1967 to 1968 school year, an English and business teacher in San Antonio Independent School District in the 1966-1967 school year, and a business and English teacher in La Pryor Independent School District in Texas from 1965-1966.
To prepare for her professional roles, Ms. Crow earned a bachelor's degree in Business with a minor in English from Sul Ross State University, as well as a Master's degree in Behavioral Science, with a major in English, from Cameron University. She was certified in provisional teaching by the Texas Education Agency in 1965 and updated the certificate to a major in English in 2003. She was certified in provisional teaching by the Oklahoma Education Association in 1981. An expert in the field, Ms. Crow is affiliated with the Association of Texas Professional Educators, an organization that is owned and operated by educators, and is a member of the worldwide organization of Delta Kappa Gamma International in the Epsilon chapter in Port Lavaca.
In recognition of her excellence in teaching, Ms. Crow has been awarded with numerous accolades throughout her career. She was named Teacher of the Year by the Texas Education Association for her work with Kingsville Independent School District in 2006, by the Oklahoma Education Association for her work with Cyril and Apache Independent School Districts in 2002, 1995 and 1985, respectively, and by the Masonic Lodge in 1995 and 2002. She attributes her success to her unrelenting faith in her students and her refusal to offer or accept anything less than what her students are capable of achieving. She was also honored with an invitation to membership in the Epsilon Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma in Port Lavaca for her years of dedication to education and her students in 2014. She was honored by the Oklahoma State Department of Education by appointment to the committee that helped to write the certification test for teachers of the Spanish language in 1998.
Married with one daughter, Ms. Crow enjoys scuba diving, painting, playing piano, quilting, walking and spending time with her family. She has enjoyed many contacts with past students throughout the years and continues to take joy in their successes as they make their way through life. Several have entered the medical field as doctors, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners. Others have become lawyers, administrators of learning institutions and industries and responsible citizens of their country. Many of them left public school to go on to prestigious universities around the nation as well as those who have built very successful lives for themselves and their families, raising another generation of good citizens and just good people. She is humbled by their accomplishments, but ever so proud of them.
Ms. Crow intends to enjoy her retirement and begin a second career by writing a book. Her working title is What I Have Learned Throughout 51 Years in Education. The book is to include where she has learned valuable lessons (either through mistakes or through experimenting with new ideas), how she has grown through encounters with other educators, how mentoring has helped both her and others, as well as the weaknesses in our system that have shown up over the years including ideas that have helped those weaknesses and ideas that have not. All of this is in the hopes that she will leave a legacy for those who will follow in her footsteps.
In recognition of outstanding contributions to her profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Rita J. Crow has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit www.Itachievers.com for more information about this honor.
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