Company: Bennett Educational Consulting
Location: Bridgeport, West Virginia, United States
Carol Lynn Wiley-Bennett, Owner at Bennett Educational Consulting, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Business Owners for dedication, achievements, and leadership in educational consulting.
During her upbringing, Ms. Bennett’s family always valued the importance of education. She recalls she used to “play” teacher as a child and her passion for educating others only continued to grow, leading her to earn a Bachelor of Arts in secondary education from Shepherd College, now Shepherd University, in 1969. For the next two decades, she excelled as a classroom teacher and even served as an elementary school principal from 1984 to 1991. In the early 1990s, she transitioned into an administration role, having been the director of program development for North Central Regional Education Service Agency in Clarksburg, West Virginia from 1991 to 2003.
Since 2003, Ms. Bennett has excelled as an educational consultant through Bennett Educational Consulting in Mission, West Virginia. Previously, she served as the owner and consultant of the aforementioned company from 2003 to 2016. In addition to this position, Ms. Bennett has served on the board of directors for several nonprofit organizations, including as executive director of West Virginia Kids Count and was district president of a local teaching association for 13 years. She had also served as president of the National Association of Regional Media Center from 1997 to 1998. In light of her exceptional undertakings, Ms. Bennett was presented with the Professional Courage Award from the West Virginia Education Association in 1990.
Reflecting on her accomplishment, Ms. Bennett remembers fondly her time with the State Department of Education to develop a curriculum in coordination with to teach kids about financial literacy. One of the lesson plans on the program was called “Get a Life,” which was a simulation to teach students how to live within a budget. In addition, the highlight of her career would be the four teaching American history grants, where she worked with teachers in education in American history and completed a project called, “HEART.” Over the course of one decade, she worked with more than 100 teachers and has found great fulfillment in providing educators with the resources and experiences they would not have otherwise. To attest to her legacy, Ms. Bennett can also be found in the seventh and eighth editions of Who’s Who in American Education and the 24th and 25th editions of Who’s Who of American Women.
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