Listee Features — English


Sapphire Sasha Wickham began her professional journey by earning a bachelor’s degree in communications, magna cum laude, from Pace University in 2013. First working for UnitedHealthcare Services, Inc., she made the transition to education to better help her son, Kardel, since she felt she wasn’t getting the information she needed from her son’s school in order to assist him in the learning process. Returning to school, Ms. Wickham obtained a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from Full Sail University in 2017 and subsequently received her certification as a teacher from the Florida Department of Education in Tallahassee, something she cites as the highlight of her career thus far. Since then, Ms. Wickham has taught second grade at the

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Jeanette Passty


Inspired early on by her high school teachers, Dr. Jeanette N. Passty first earned an Associate of Arts from Los Angeles Valley College in 1966 before joining the University of California Los Angeles, where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in 1968 and was encouraged by Dr. Florence Ridley to enter the field of language and literature. She went on study at the University of Southern California where she also served as a teaching assistant, lecturer and associate director for the freshman English program from 1971 to 1978. In 1974, she achieved her Master of Arts, which was followed by a Doctor of Philosophy in 1982. Dr. Passty went on to teach at a variety of Texas universities between 1982

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Pamela Harrison


Pamela A. Harrison is an award-winning poet and educator with a catalog of work stretching back more than five decades. Much of Ms. Harrison’s work is autobiographical or inspired by her personal and family history, and she began writing at an early age. She started experimenting with poetry following her mother’s suicide attempt, and continued to find her voice in poetry as a teen, building on the strong literary education she received beginning in seventh grade. Exposed to a broad range of books, from paperback mysteries to Shakespeare, Ms. Harrison developed a strong belief in the power of writing as an avenue to share experiences, values, and “help us learn to be human and learn what is important.” Ms. Harrison

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Jacquetta Anderson Davis has accumulated more than 38 years in education as an English language educator and curriculum writer for English as a second language at the East Windsor Regional School District in Hightstown, New Jersey. Hired by the school district in 1981 just after completing a bachelor’s degree, she also spent 15 years as a missionary and evangelist at various churches throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey between 1975 and 1990. Additionally, she spent one year as a foreign missionary on the Fiji Islands through the United Missionary Fellowship Inc., in Sacramento, California, during 1978. Outside of her full-time commitments in the classroom, Ms. Davis was involved with the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages International Association, where

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An expert on the subject of English language arts, Marsha Grunberg Pollack initially wanted to be a psychologist many years ago. Her mother talked her out of it, helping her realize that she loves to teach and likes children. When she was a child, she would take the other kids outside, open a little school and teach them. Ms. Pollack wanted to be so many different things, but it all surrounded some form of teaching. At one point, she even wanted to work with convicts. Ultimately, teaching was the best, safest kind of profession with summers off. Ms. Pollack began her professional career as a teacher with the New York City Department of Education in Brooklyn and Queens in 1968,

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An expert in English education, Lois J. Lamb’s mother was a school teacher, as well as her grandmother, and she felt that teaching was something she needed to do. Everybody told her that she should be a teacher. Her own English teacher, Ann Clarke, inspired her and motivated her because of her kindness, bringing English to life. Ms. Lamb began teaching within Kalamazoo Public Schools in Michigan in 1955, remaining in this role for one year before transferring to Niles Public Schools from 1956 to 1960 and Caledonia Community Schools from 1962 until her retirement in 1996. In addition to this tenure, she served on the steering committee for development with the North Kent Career Technical Center, representing Caledonia. Ms.

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The daughter of a philosopher and feminist mother, Karen I. Margulies-Green focuses her career on women’s issues and achievements. She served as a private practice psychotherapist at Green Associates in Washington, DC, beginning in 1968, which she maintained for over 50 years until July 2019, and has also worked as a private practice clinical psychologist in Washington since 1972. During this time, Ms. Margulies-Green served as an English teacher at the Maryland School of Art and Design in Wheaton in 1980. Pursuing a role as a psychology consultant, she consulted for Providence Hospital from 1981 to 1982, New Ventures, Inc., in Bowie, Maryland, in 1984, Hood College in Frederick, Maryland, in 1985, Behavioral Factors, Inc., from 1986 to 1989 and

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Nancy Bogen


With her interest in digital imaging coming to her naturally, Nancy Bogen, PhD, most recently served as the artistic director of “The Lark Ascending” in New York from 1997 to 2008. Originally written as a poem by George Meredith, “The Lark Ascending” was later adapted into a famous musical piece by British composer Ralph Vaughan Williams. Dr. Bogen began her professional career as an assistant professor of English at Richmond College, now known as College of Staten Island (CSI), in New York from 1967 to 1976. She then moved up the ranks to full professor from 1976 to 1997. Prior to the start of her professional career, Dr. Bogen pursued a formal education at New York University, earning a Bachelor

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