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ANNA A. YODER

Driven by her love for reading and education, Anna A. Yoder started her academic career in seventh grade, when her teacher gave her his materials so she could help other students. She loved the work, and decided then that she wanted to pursue it on a more professional level. Her dream was realized in 1966, when she obtained a teaching position with Garrett County Public Schools in Maryland, and she never looked back. In 1970, Ms. Yoder advanced to become the principal of the elementary school in the district, and in 1974, she transferred to East Holmes Local Schools in Ohio as a teacher. There, she was responsible for reading, writing, and math, although her favorite subject was reading. During

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BERTINA IOLIA WILSON

Motivated by her aunt, a teacher who insisted that all of her nieces and nephews attend college, Bertina Wilson began her professional journey at Newark State College. She hoped to follow in her aunt’s footsteps and, after obtaining a Bachelor of Arts from the institution in 1960, immediately found a job as a teacher for the Newark Board of Education. She spent 17 years in the role before being promoted to project coordinator, and another 18 before advancing to vice principal of Newark Public Schools. During her time there, Ms. Wilson implemented a program in the 1980s that allowed computers in the classrooms; she went to various companies in the community and asked them to donate computers that would have

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CATHARINE LILES

Passionate and dedicated, Catharine Liles has spent her entire life pursuing art. Her uncle was an artist, and some of her fondest childhood memories are painting with him and talking to him about it. This highly influenced her, and although Ms. Liles began her professional journey as a sales coordinator at Burns Brick Company and an office manager at Sides & Pope Architects, she never gave up on her love for art.  She ultimately decided she wanted it to be more than just a hobby, and so, in 1971, she set out as a freelance artist in Macon, Ga., using her preferred mediums of water painting and oil painting.  Ms. Liles remained in that role until 1982, when she opened

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CHRISTYANN “CHRIS” MAYHEW

Motivated by the unconditional love of her clients, Christyann “Chris” Mayhew is proud to have served as an independent psychological consultant in San Antonio for more than two decades. She presently works with those who have a dual diagnosis, which means that they have both low intelligence and a mental health diagnosis. Ms. Mayhew services these people to help them live quality, independent lives, and to make sure they are happy with their jobs and their homes. She also writes behavior plans, tests IQs, and does psychological assessments. ​ Prior to consulting, Ms. Mayhew worked at state schools and at health care companies. Some of her positions include clinical psychologist for San Antonio State School and HCS program director for

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CHRISTINE M. FREDERICKSON

Inspired by the legendary playwright Eugene O’Neill, Christine Frederickson decided at a young age to follow in his footsteps and pursue her love for reading and writing. Her journey to reach that goal began at Kalamazoo College, where she completed coursework from 1964 to 1966, and continued at the University of New Hampshire, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, in 1968. While at the latter school, she obtained her first job in the field as a college board member of Mademoiselle. She proceeded to further her education in 1974, when she received a Master of Education from Boston College. ​ After decades of professional experience in roles like staff writer for Computerworld Weekly, radio events editor for

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CAROL B. LINDSLEY

Involved in a rapidly changing field, Carol Lindsley has deftly kept up with developments and maintained her reputation as an expert in pediatrics over the past three and a half decades. She loves how exciting the field is; she finds she learns something new every day, and is able to better the lives of children and their families on a consistent basis. Dr. Lindsley currently uses the experience she accrued in her role as a professor of pediatrics at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She has served in that position since 1989, and previously served the school as the director of the Mid-America Pediatrics Rheumatology Program. Other notable positions include director of the American Board of Pediatrics, directorship of

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BRENDA FORTES

Heavily involved in academia, Brenda Fortes spent decades working to instill the best values in her students and to help those in need.  She started as a high school English teacher within the Boyertown Ares School District, and proceeded to become a district library research coordinator at the institution. While there, Ms. Fortes initiated, designed, and successfully implemented a research process remediation plan for senior language arts students and developing a writing and reading remediation program and academic integrity initiative statement. Other positions include English adjunct faculty, high school English teacher, English language learners tutor, and member of the president’s advisory board on diversity at Montgomery County Community College. She prepared for her endeavors with a Master of Education and

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CAROLYN WINSTEAD MEYERS

Attributing her lifetime of success to fate, being prepared, and keeping her eye on the prize, Carolyn Winstead Meyers enjoyed a long career as an academic administrator, mechanical engineer, and educator. She started out as a steam generator analyst in the Machinery Apparatus Operation Division of General Electric in 1968 and as a systems analyst in the Information Services Division of General Electric in 1969, and steadily progressed from there. From 1972 to 1977, Dr. Meyers served as an instructor at the Atlanta University Center Consortium, and from 1979 to 1984, she served as an instructor of mechanical engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. She proceeded to serve the latter institution as an assistant professor, associate professor, and associate dean

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CHRISTINE WAISANEN

Initially interested in pursuing psychology, Christine Waisanen ultimately decided to follow her great-grandfather and cousins into law. There, she could still use her passion for psychology while achieving her goals of making the world a better place and seeking justice. She proceeded to obtain a Bachelor of Arts with honors from the University of Michigan in 1971 and a JD from the University of Denver in 1975. She was admitted to the bar of Colorado in 1975 and the D.C. bar in 1978. ​ Degrees in hand, Ms. Waisanen set out into the workforce. She spent 1969 to 1979 as a labor relations attorney for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and 1979 to 1987 as a government relations specialist for

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ANN MCFARLAND

Motivated by a desire to make music collaboratively, Ann McFarland has spent her life pursuing her goal. She was first introduced to the field by her parents, who encouraged her to become a successful musician. Heeding their advice, she earned a Bachelor of Music from Susquehanna University in 1975, a Master of Music from Temple University in 1978, and a PhD in music education from Temple University in 2006. Additionally, Dr. McFarland was certified as a music and movement teacher level III by the American Orff Schulwek Association and as a movement teacher by High Scope. She is particularly proud of receiving a doctorate, as she was the only person in the music department to do so with children. She

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