Washington High School
Massillon, Ohio

2017 Distinguished Citizen

WHS Class of 1968

Government/Education


Professional

  • Translator/Language Analyst/Cryptanalyst for Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • Ordained United Methodist Minister
  • Early Childhood educator, administrator, and community educator for The United Methodist Church and the Fairfax County (VA) Office for Children

Honors/Awards

  • Tiger Cheerleader - 1965-1968 (Captain, 1967-68)
  • Senior Speaker - Class of 1968
  • Analysis system used in kidnapping and terrorist investigations - 1976
  • Merit letter from FBI Director Clarence Kelley for developing innovative language
  • Outstanding Performance Award - Fairfax County (VA) - 1996
  • Past President, Northern Virginia Association for the Education of Young Children
  • Past President, Norfolk (VA) District Clergy Association

Community Involvement

  • Guest Preacher
  • Multiple domestic and foreign mission trips, including Cuba (1999)
  • Team Medical and Worship Translator - El Salvador - 2004-2012
  • Salvadoran Methodist Pastors Speaker
  • Ecumenical Tornado Recovery Team Leader - Moore, OK - 2013
  • Rebuilding and Recovery Team Leader - Iaeger, WV
  • Columbiana County Counseling Center Board of Directors - 2012-2014
  • Ordination Mentor and Coach for East Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church
  • East Ohio Conference Committee - Disabilities Concerns

Education

  • Washington High School - 1968
  • Heidelberg College, Tiffin OH - BA Spanish/English - 1972
  • (Junior Year at University of Valencia, Spain - 1970-71)
  • George Mason University, Fairfax VA - M.Education - 1981
  • Wesley Theological Seminary - Washington DC - M.Divinity - 2003
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