Mattie Lou Childers Pearce Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

2018-08-03 12:00:00

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    LONDON, KY, August 03, 2018 -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Mattie Lou Childers Pearce with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Ms. Pearce celebrates many years' experience in her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

A retired elementary school educator, Ms. Pearce spent her entire career teaching for the Laurel County Board of Education in London, KY. Just two hours from where she was born in Kings Creek, KY, she enjoyed 26 years in the field. Knowing since she was just a child that she would grow up to become a teacher, two of her biggest influences in the classroom included her high school English teacher, Mrs. Riley, as well as another high school teacher, Mr. Robert Taylor.

A certified elementary teacher and reading specialist for kindergarten through eighth grade, Ms. Pearce first earned a Bachelor of Arts from Cumberland University in 1973 and a Master of Arts in reading from Union College in 1980. She also completed postgraduate studies in elementary education at Union College several years later and received a postgraduate certificate in elementary education. Furthermore, Ms. Pearce holds a degree in interior decorating and the travel industry through the Harcourt Learning Direct Center.

During her career, Ms. Pearce authored a handbook for paraprofessionals and teacher assistants. She is a former member of Kiwanis International and the Order of the Eastern Star. The recipient of a Hanna Smith Honors Award in 1987, and an award from Strathmore Who's Who in 2000, she has also been cited in Who's Who Among Human Services Professionals and Who's Who in American Education. Known for visiting area schools and doing oral storytelling for the children, Ms. Pearce loves to remain active in her field. She also loves to create artwork, do interior decorating and flower arranging, as well as read, travel and spend time with her husband, James Robert Pearce.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to her profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Mattie Lou Childers Pearce has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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