Lifetime Member, Isyjean P. Korenek, Has Recently Been Recognized by America’s Registry of Outstanding Professionals as a Professional of the Year.

Isyjean P. Korenek of Rockdale, Texas, has recently been recognized by America’s Registry of Outstanding Professionals as a Professional of the Year 2016 for her outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of Reading and Language Education.

Lifetime Member, Isyjean P. Korenek, Has Recently Been  Recognized by America’s Registry of Outstanding Professionals as a Professional of the Year.
Farmingdale, NY, July 08, 2016 --( Ms. Korenek has a 30+ year career in education beginning as an employee of the Rockdale ISD in August, 1980. She received her B.S. in Elementary Education from the University of Texas at Austin. Her first teaching assignment was with Thorndale ISD which lasted 3 years. From there she was transferred to the Mary Lee School Campus where she stayed for 5 years until 1988. Ms. Korenek’s expertise was in Special Education for disturbed and/or behavioral disordered boys. Aside from in-school teaching, she also taught homebound students from the Rockdale High and Junior High Schools who were unable to attend classes on campus. Her present and past titles include: Resource Teacher -- grades 1 through 12 (3 years) and grades 3 through 5 (5 years); Residential Treatment School Teacher -- grades 2 through 12 (6 years); Children’s Psychiatric Hospital Summer School Teacher of the Behavior Disordered / Emotionally Disturbed -- grades 3 through 5 (1 summer); Homebound Teacher --grades 3 through 12 (2 years); 4th-Grade Teacher (8 years); Reading Interventionist -- grades 3 -- 5 (past 15 years); UIL Coordinator for Cameron Elementary and Ben Milam Elementary Schools (past 8 years).

Her special trainings include: Shirley Crook Workshops; Dr. Ruby Payne Workshops; New Jersey Writing Project Texas Summer Institute; NJWPT “Reading Week”; NJWPT “Grammar Week”; NJWT “Poetry Week”; Tribes TLC Workshops; Project Mustard Seed Academy; Process Writing Workshops; Creative Education Institute Workshops; Voyager Expanded Learning Institutes; Summer Technology Academies; 3rd-Grade Texas Reading Academy; 4th-Grade Texas Reading Academy; 5th-Grade Texas Reading Academy; Advanced Academic Services G/T Institutes; Texas State Teachers’ Association Leadership Conferences; Destination Imagination’s “Coaching and Judging Creative Problem Solving” Trainings; Title III, ELL Summer Institutes (5 years); Technical Training Summer Academies (4 years).

Her present position is that of a Reading Interventionist.

Ms. Korenek is a member of numerous associations (present and past) including: Texas State Teachers’ Association; National Education Association; Milam County Educators’ Association (President); Cameron Educators’ Association (President); Association of Children With Learning Disabilities; Texas Council for Children With Behavioral Disorders; Rockdale Parent Teacher Association; Cameron Parent Teacher Organization; International Reading Association; Little River Reading Council; Delta Kappa Gamma Society International; Lambda Psi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gama (Parliamentarian). She is also affiliated with Rockdale Young Homemakers (President); Rockdale Community Choir (Member/ Soloist); Girl Scouts of the USA ( 28-year Member); Lone Star Girl Scout Council (Trainer); Rockdale Girl Scout Neighborhood Association (Chairman / Troop Leader / Day Camp Director); Texas Jewish Historical Society (Presenter); Temple Israel in Schulenburg, Texas (Cantor / Member); Grand Lodge of the Sons of Herman – formally the Rockdale and now the Cameron Chapter 410, (Member / Trustee); United Daughters of the Confederacy – Shropshire – Upton Chapter 361, (Member).

Her numerous awards include: Lone Star Girl Scout Council: Plaque for 25-Year Affiliation; Plaque for 10 Years as Neighborhood Chairman; Selected Delegate to the “Girl Scouting in a Rural Setting Conference” held in Little Rock, Arkansas (Presenter); TSTA: Selected Delegate to numerous State Democratic Conventions; Selected Delegate to the NEA Convention in Dallas, TX; Selected Member to the TSTA’s Political Action Interview and Endorsement Team / Committee; Rockdale Chamber of Commerce: Plaque -- in recognition my effort as Rockdale Young Homemaker Chapter President, to get two Rockdale City Markers constructed and donated to the city; City of Rockdale: Selected Chairperson of the City Park Restoration Committee; Rockdale ISD: 5-year tenure pin; Cameron ISD: 5, and 10-year, tenure pins; 15 , 20, & 25-year, tenure plaques.

Ms. Korenek has published many published works to her credit including: “Growing Up Jewish in Schulenburg, Texas” article, published in the “Texas Jewish Historical Society Newsletter”; “Getting Jiggy With It” article, published during a New Jersey Writing Project of Texas Three-week Writing Institute; Instructional Unit for the Austin ISD, entitled: “Hummingbirds”; Instructional Unit for the Rockdale ISD, entitled: “Feeling and a Dealing.” Presentations: “Growing Up Jewish in Schulenburg, Texas” Article presented at a meeting of the Jewish Historical Society held at Temple Israel in Schulenburg, Texas; School Board Presentations in Rockdale and in Cameron, Texas Professional Development Workshops in Rockdale, in Thorndale, and in Cameron, Texas.

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Ms. Korenek’s long standing association with America’s Registry of Outstanding Professionals since January, 2012 include:
Professional of the Year 2012 in Reading and English Education
Roundtable Member 2012
Lifetime Featured Member 2012 Press Release August 2012
Roundtable Member 2013
Professional of the Year 2013 in Reading and English Education Press Release for 2015
Professional of the Year 2015 in Reading and Language Education
2 page feature in America’s Registry Magazine slated for 2016
Roundtable Member 2016
Professional of the Year 2016 in Reading and Language Education

When she is not busy teaching her students, she enjoys reading, swimming, fishing and her 6 grandchildren.

The Professional of the Year membership in America’s Registry is awarded to those candidates who have achieved recognition in their respective industry or profession for their accomplishments and who have established a commendable reputation. This membership honors individuals such as Isyjean P. Korenek, who have reached the highest standards of achievement in their chosen field. America’s Registry is pleased to honor her.
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