Listee Features — December 2018

EMILY MOORE

Taught from a young age to always do her best, Emily Moore has given her all to her career in physical education. She initially became interested in the field when she discovered she had a natural ability to be successful in team sports. Adding to her love for athletics was how the team spirit carried over to her personal life, leading her to set an “uncompromising standard of excellence.” Ms. Moore decided she wanted to pass on those values to others, so she obtained a Bachelor of Science in physical education from Morgan State University in 1965 and a Master of Science in education and counseling from Hofstra University in 1972, as well as certification in K-12 physical education. She

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FRANCES JANE WIRTH

Renowned as a teacher and psychologist, Frances Jane Wirth is proud of the impact she had on the students she worked with. Her goal was to help the children build the courage to improve and grow, so seeing their successes was a true joy. Ms. Wirth’s first job in the field was elementary education teacher at Decatur Public Schools, followed by elementary education teacher at River Trails District 26, teacher and research assistant at the Purdue Kephert Clinic for Autism, director of the graduate women’s residence hall at Purdue University, guidance counselor at School District 128, and dance teacher in Orland Park and Oak Forest, Illinois. She then became a school psychologist at School District 130 in Blue Island Illinois,

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AMY LYNN HOOVER

Although Amy Hoover did not start out intending to fly planes, she was hooked from the moment she stepped onto her first small aircraft. She was just out of graduate school and looking to have some adventures, and soaring through the skies certainly fit the bill. Dr. Hoover proceeded to obtain a private license in 1987 and to accept a job as a back-country air taxi pilot in Idaho in 1992. She then furthered her skills by becoming certified as a flight instructor and as a flight instructor instrument through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in 1992 and 1995, respectively. This propelled her positions as a back-country flying instructor at FAA seminars in Challis, Idaho, a flight instructor in Boise,

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ANNIE BELLE HENRY

Raised by a village, Annie Belle Henry felt compelled to give back and make a difference in the lives of the youth. She felt the best way to do that was to pursue education, so she set out to earn a Bachelor of Science from Edward Waters Collee in 1964 and a Master of Arts from Florida A&M University in 1969. Dr. Henry later furthered her academic standing by obtaining a PhD from Florida State University in 1988. She also became a certified secondary teacher in the state of Florida and a member of the National Education Association. Dr. Henry’s first job in the field was secondary school teacher in the Bunnell, Florida, Department of Public Education. She quickly realized

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CORINNE SAMIOS

Growing up with artistic parents, Corinne Samios was almost destined to end up in a creative field. She had always had an eye for color and design, so when her aunt recommended she apply for a job as a colorist with old Deerfield Fabrics, she decided to give it a shot. Ms. Samios didn’t think she would get it since she was still studying interior design and architecture at the Traphagen School of Fashion and the Art Student League at the time, but she persevered. Ms. Samios came out of the interview process on top, and ended up starting her first professional position in 1957 at the young age of 19. From that point forward, Ms. Samios worked hard to

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