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December 6, 2012

Dorotha Fenton named county pioneer educator

Ada —  

In its monthly luncheon meeting at Ada Elks Lodge Nov. 16, Pontotoc County Retired Educators Association presented the Pioneer Educators Award to Dorotha Fenton.

Citations from state Sen. Susan Paddack, state Rep. Todd Thomsen (read by Tommie Beddow) and Ada Mayor Greg McCortney were presented to Fenton. Also presented was a certificate of Recognition by Pontotoc County Retired Educators President JoAnn Hunt and a copy of the Little Red School House by Pioneer Educator Award Chairman Ruth Ann Taylor.

Fenton grew up in Broken Bow and graduated from high school in 1949 as salutatorian of her class. While at East Central State College, Fenton received a Bachelor of Science degree, a Master of Teaching degree, a Certificate of Counseling and a Certificate of Administration.

Fenton served successfully in the field of education for 44 years as teacher, counselor and principal.

Under her leadership, Fenton developed Glenwood School into an exemplary early childhood center. In 1980, when Fenton became the principal of Glenwood,  it was a one-half day kindergarten with four teachers and 150 students. Upon her retirement in 1996, Glenwood had 466 students with a staff of 50 and offered full-day kindergarten as well as an optional full day pre-kindergarten program.

To help celebrate this special occasion, Fenton was surprised with the arrival of family members Brad Fenton, Scott and Judy Fenton, Marion Fenton, Cindy Carr and a grandson, Nick Fenton.

 

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