America's Woman of the Month - October, 2017

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Teresa J. Hagy

Biography: Teresa J. Hagy was a teacher, now retired, at Washington Lee Elementary School. Ms. Hagy earned a B.A. in Elementary Education from Virginia Intermont College, and a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Virginia. She has helped develop curriculum tests for the school system, and has conducted workshops on teaching techniques. Ms. Hagy has also conducted lectures on education topics. She is the recipient of numerous awards including Outstanding Elementary Teacher, Who’s Who of American Women, and Who’s Who in American Education. She has been named Southwest Virginia Reading Teacher of the Year, and has appeared on Ashford Radio Talk Show. She is a Lifetime Roundtable member of Strathmore’s Who’s Who. Ms. Hagy is a member of the National Education Association, the Virginia Education Association, Delta Kappa Gamma, International Reading Association, and the Southwest Virginia Reading Council. She teaches Sunday school at the Central Christian Church. In her leisure time, she enjoys singing, playing the piano, crossword puzzles, and gardening.
Industry: Education
Born: November 1, 1950, Bristol, Tennessee
Current Organization: Bristol, Virginia School System (Retired)
Type of Organization: School
Major Product: Elementary education services
Area of Distribution: Virginia
Expertise: Elementary school education
University/Degree: B.A., Elementary Education, Virginia Intermont College, 1972; M.Ed., University of Virginia, 1976
Title: Elementary School Teacher
Work History: St. Anne's Demonstration School, 1972-75; Washington Lee Elementary School, 1975-2016
Honors & Awards: Outstanding Elementary School Teacher of America, 1975; Reading Teacher of the Year, Southwest Virginia Reading Council, 1994; Who's Who of American Women, 1991; Who's Who in American Education, 1992; Madison Who's Who, 2006; Premier Who's Who, 2007; Marquis Who's Who, 1991; Strathmore's Who's Who, 2000; Strathmore's Who's Who Professional of the Year, 2009; Cambridge Who's Who, 2007; Delta Kappa Gamma - Honoring Our Own, 1990; Remington Registry of Outstanding Professionals, 2011; Premiere Professional of the Year, 2010-11; Cambridge Who's Who Distinguished Professional in Education, 2010-11; Premiere Who's Who Registry of Outstanding Professionals, 2010-11; Strathmore's Who's Who Top 10 in Education, 2010; Featured on Ashford Publishing Radio Show
Affiliations: Delta Kappa Gamma, Chair of Music & Remembrance Committee, 2010; Virginia Education Association; Virginia State Reading Association; International Reading Association; National Trust for Historic Preservation; 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade Sunday School Teacher, Librarian, Choir member, Children's Choir Director, Song Leader, Central Christian Church; Vice President, Christian Women's Fellowship, 2016; Member, Ladies' Circle Bible Study Leader
Career Accomplishments: Helped develop curriculum tests for school system; Has conducted workshops on teaching techniques; Has lectured on education topics; Went into public school system in 1975, taught 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grades; Had 3 years of private school as Clinical Instructor of Education which gave her a confident, successful start to her career; Her mentor was Dr. Richard W. Van Deren (deceased)
Hobbies & Sports: Playing the piano, singing, walking, reading, flower gardening, charity volunteer work, Reading Buddy Program, after school Bible Club in the Projects Housing, crossword puzzles
Email: thagy@820gmail.com