Clarinda, IA – Patricia Herbert Raynor, MSEd, is being recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Education as a Retired Special Education Teacher at Essex Community School District.
For the last 27 years, Ms. Raynor has demonstrated her innate aptitude to provide superlative teaching while exemplifying the characteristics of the most dedicated and patient teachers. She has garnered a laudable reputation for being the type of teacher who helps students achieve results inside and outside of the classroom, developing communicative relationships with the parents of her students.
During the early years of her career, Ms. Raynor served as a legal secretary. From 1976 to 1983, she served as an administrative secretary for Centre City Hospital in San Diego and a secretary and transcriptionist for the Waubonsie Mental Health Center & Farmer Assistance Project. Her teaching career began in 1988 with the Bedford Community School District. She continued working there for five years until 1993, when she joined the Essex Community School District.
In recognition of academic achievements, Ms. Raynor earned an Associate of Arts degree from San Diego Mesa Community College. She continued higher education while working full-time, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree from San Diego State University and a Master of Science degree in education from Northwest Missouri State University. Then, she became certificated as a K-8 teacher and a K-12 special education teacher in the state of Iowa.
Maintaining affiliations with prominent organizations, Ms. Raynor is a member of the National Education Association, Iowa Education Association, American Association of University Women, Essex Education Association, Bedford Community Education, and Council for Exceptional Children. Active in her local community, she donates to the National Audubon Society and dog rescues.
An avid dog lover and trainer, Ms. Raynor shows Shetland sheepdogs in her free time. Additionally, she enjoys reading, attending plays, and going to the symphony.
Ms. Raynor dedicates this recognition to her mentors George Young III and Mr. Paul Honnold.