Inspired by her sister, who had Down syndrome, Sue Ellen Maltby has dedicated her life to psychology and special education. She started her professional journey as a psychology technician and psychologist at Central State Hospital in Georgia, and as a psychologist at the Georgia War Veterans Home. She then advanced to become a mental retardation specialist at the Albany Mental Health/Mental Retardation Center in Georgia, the director of the residential program at the Colin Anderson Center in West Virginia, and a special education teacher in the West Virginia Department of Education. Now, Ms. Maltby is parlaying her decades of experience into her role as the lead teacher in the West Virginia Department of Education, which she has held since 1991. She is proud to be living her dream of making a positive difference in the lives of others.

Ms. Maltby prepared for her endeavors by earning a Bachelor of Arts from Marietta College in 1972 and a Master of Arts from Georgia College in 1976, and by becoming a certified teacher in the state of North Carolina and a certified teacher and administrator in the state of West Virginia. To keep in touch with her peers, she joined prominent organizations like the Association for the Severely Handicapped, and the National Down Syndrome Society, the Council for Exceptional Children. Her achievements were highlighted in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in the World, and Who’s Who of American Women.

When Ms. Maltby has free time, she enjoys crafting, traveling, and volunteer work.


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