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Patricia Jean Mentgen

Patricia Jean Mentgen PhotoPatricia Jean Mentgen
TitleEducational Advisor
ExpertiseCreating a safe environment for students to develop their potential emotionally, physically, psychologically, socially and academically as they matriculate through the middle school grades; Redesigned junior high schools to middle schools with extensive staff development for faculty and administrators
Current OrganizationJohn P. Freeman/Memphis City Schools District
Type of OrganizationPublic urban school
Major ProductProducing workers for the 21st century
Area of DistributionMemphis, Tennessee
University/DegreeCertificate of Theology, 1975; B.Ed., 1990; M.S., Public Administration, 1992; M.S., Curriculum and Instruction, 1994, University of Memphis
BornJuly 28, 1948, Little Rock, Arkansas
Honors & AwardsExemplary Educator, "Goals 2000" Grant Award, Comprehensive School Reform Grant Award
Published Works"Best Practices", Tennessee Teacher, 1997; "Using Technology in the Classroom", Middle School Tidbits, 2001
AffiliationsNational and State Middle School Associations; Trailblazers for Middle Schools; Kappa Delta Pi Honor Fraternity
Hobbies & SportsFamily, reading, aerobatics, gardening
Career AccomplishmentsGrant writing and program designs have been most beneficial to students. Serving as an educational advisor for the Nickelodeon Television Network, and a member of the Board of Directors for the Memphis Cultural Arts Enrichment Center has provided opportunities to expand beyond the schoolhouse. "Teacher of the Year" was the highlight of her career
Work History1991-2002 Memphis City Schools, Lead Teachers and Middle School Coordinator; 1979-1992 Memphis Diocesan Schools, Tutor and Theology Teacher
ChildrenCarolyn Frances Vance, born 1968; Wesley Paul Mentgen, born 1969; Benjamin Joseph Mentgen, born 1970; Tricia Laraine Mentgen, born 1971; Matthew David Mentgen, born 1972; Sarah Elizabeth Mentgen, born 1984
SpouseJames David Mentgen; Maiden name: Patricia Jean Murdaugh
MarriedJune 2, 1967
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