Professional of the Year - Education/Author

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Harriet D. Porton

Title: Author and Retired Educator
Industry: Education
Type of Organization: Self Employed
Major Product/Service: Higher education; Writing and providing educational research
Expertise: Ms. Porton is a retired educator with over 40 years experience. She specialized in teaching how to teach at risk children, gender differences in education and how the brain learns.
Geographic Area of Distribution: Columbia, Maryland
Affiliations: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development; Maryland Council of Staff Developers; National Council of Teachers of English; National Dropout Prevention Network
University/Degree: M.Ed., At Risk Education, Goucher College, 1994
Born: February 4, 1944, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Hobbies/Sports: Reading, writing, grandchildren, dog
Children: Debora Watson, David Schwartz
Work History: Previously, Ms. Porton served with the New York City Pubic Schools, Harford County Public Schools, Maryland State Department of Education, Goucher College and Notre Dame of Maryland University.
Honors & Awards: Who's Who in American Women and Who's Who in American Education, Marquis Who's Who; Phi Delta Kappa, Johns Hopkins University Chapter
Published Works: 4 books, "Helping Struggling Learners Succeed in School," "Teaching the Standards: How to Blend Common Core State Standards into Secondary Instruction," "Closing the Gap between Risk and Resilience: How Struggling Learners Can Cope with the Common Core State Standards," and Co-Author, "Adolescent Behavior & Society: A Book of Readings"; 20+ articles and presentations