Parkersburg, WV, March 08, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- Prior to retiring in 2015, Maryanne Courtney amassed over three decades of experience in the field of Education. Maryanne began her career as a middle and high school Learning Disabilities Teacher for Wirt County Board of Education in West Virginia for three years. As the first certified Learning Disability Teacher at Wirt County High School, Maryanne served as a Special Education Teacher, where she worked with students dealing with learning disabilities, and behavioral disorders. Maryanne than took a position as a Special Education Teacher at Wood County Schools for grades pre-school to twelve, which she was dedicated to for a total of seventeen years. Her duties required her to identify each student’s strength and weakness to tailor her teaching style to meet their individual needs.
Looking to extend her expertise in a different environment, Maryanne transitioned into teaching third grade students in a regular setting for sixteen years until retirement in 2015. Though retired, she plans to serve as a substitute teacher for the academic school year. Maryanne maintains memberships with the National Reading Association West, West Virginia Readers Association, and West Virginia Professional Educators.
Before her enrollment at Ohio University, Maryanne represented Cleveland at the National Junior Achievement Conference at Indiana University. Following graduation with a Bachelor degree in Education for Special Education, Pre-K through 12th grade from Ohio University in 1982, Maryanne pursued Master of Arts in Special Education from the West Virginia University in 1986. In 1999, she completed her regular education certification requirements at Ohio Valley University.
As a testament to her success in the industry, Maryanne was honored as a Lifetime Member by Strathmore’s Who’s Who and a recipient of a 1978 Junior Achievement Secretary of the Year Award for Cleveland.
Considering her success in the field of Education, Maryanne attributes her success to taking advice from tenured teachers and relying on her mentors.
In her free time, she enjoys working on her computer and is actively involved in three different churches and since retiring, Maryanne participates in House calls as a Hospice Volunteer.