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Renee Danette Petrola

Occupation: Author; Teacher (Retired)7c29c182c1f04dca9d48c80689a9b2c6

Education:
Master’s Degree in Liberal Studies, Stony Brook University (1974)
BA in Elementary Education and Teaching, Bethany College (1970)

Career:
Retired (2013)
Sixth Grade Teacher, Writing, Mount Sinai School District, Mount Sinai, NY (1970-2013)
Author, Self-Employed

Career Related:
Conflict Mediator; Counselor; Instructor, Swimming Lessons

Civic:
Volunteer, Beach Cleanups; Volunteer, Relay for Life, American Cancer Society, Inc.; Volunteer, Ride For Life Inc; Volunteer, ASPCA; Volunteer, Greenpeace

Creative Works:
Author, “The Healing Tree, Volume Three,” Book Stand Publishing (2015); Author, “Woman on the Edge of Time” (2014); Author, “Primitive Dancer,” Book Stand Publishing (2014)

Achievements:
Achievements include remaining in the profession for more than 44 years; leaving a legacy for her former students; her students placing first two years in a row for anthology at the Walt Whitman Poetry Contest; accompanying her principal to the District of Columbia to receive a Blue Ribbon Award, which is given to schools cited for exemplary high performance by the U.S. Department of Education; One of four pioneer teachers working in an outdoor learning laboratory with fifth-grade students studying the impact of humankind upon the environment

Awards:
Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2017); Honoree, Distinguished Humanitarian (2017); Honoree, Professional of the Year in Education (2010); Recipient, Certificate of Recognition, Elite American Educators; Honoree, Recognition as an Exemplary Educator, Who’s Who Among Teachers

Memberships: 
Member, Mount Sinai Teachers Association; Member, American Federation of Teachers; Member, National Education Association

Hobbies:
Designing jewelry; Writing; Swimming; Kayaking; Spending time at the beach; Riding her bike; Running; Rescuing and adopting Irish Setters

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