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Renee Danette Petrola

Occupation: Author; Teacher (Retired)7c29c182c1f04dca9d48c80689a9b2c6

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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