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Mary Helen Diegel

Mary Helen Diegel PhotoMary Helen Diegel
ExpertiseTextbook and state assessment development, professional development
Current OrganizationLivonia Public Schools
Type of OrganizationSchool district
Major ProductEducation
Area of DistributionMichigan
University/DegreeB.A., Political Science, Kalamazoo College; M.Ed., summa cum laude, Cambridge College; L'Universite de Caen, France
Honors & AwardsNumerous including Veterans of Foreign Wars Southeastern Michigan Teacher of the Year; Livonia Public Schools Teacher of the Year; National Endowment for the Humanities Grant; Library of Congress US History Project; Livonia Chamber of Commerce Awards and Leadership Celebration Honoree; Livonia Public Schools Founder's day Honoree; Livonia Educational Association Spotlight Award
Published WorksSelected invited lectures and seminars-Presenter, Edmodo (Using Technological Social Networks in the Social Studies Classroom), Michigan Joint Social Studies Conference, Monroe MI and Livonia Public Schools Professional Development, Livonia MI; Researcher and Presenter, Underground Railroad, Library of Congress: Teaching with Primary Sources, a Michigan Council for History Education, Wayne RESA, and the Wright Museum of African American History Joint Collaboration
AffiliationsAssociation for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Michigan Institute for Educational Management; Michigan Council for History Education; Michigan Council for Social Studies; Parent Teacher Student Association; Kalamazoo College Alumni Association; Kalamazoo College Guild
Hobbies & SportsTravel, sports, arts, literature
Career AccomplishmentsAs an educator, has developed expertise in identifying primary source materials that classroom teachers will find useful and providing hands-on training for teachers and students in the recognition and use of primary sources. She has provided professional development internationally, including South Africa, and at the state level including the Michigan Council for the Social Studies and Michigan Council for History Education annual conferences; She has implemented statewide initiatives and curriculum development for both social studies and English.
Work HistoryAdjunct Faculty, Madonna University, Livonia MI; Educator, American International School, Johannesburg, South Africa
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