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Bio of the Year, Teresa Hagy, Says: "I'm only answering the phone for Strathmore's Who's Who!" After Years of Being Conned by Copycats
FARMINGDALE, N.Y., July 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of her wonderful career, Strathmore's Who's Who, in conjunction with America's Registry of Outstanding Professionals, will be endorsing Teresa J. Hagy as one of 2017's Times Square Program recipients. This means her photo and information will appear on two "larger-than-life" digital billboards in central Times Square, Manhattan, New York City starting July 6, 2017. The Times Square appearance is given to the individual who has demonstrated consistent excellence in their career. The visual celebration of this individual will be displayed on digital screens at the venerable and historical 3 Times Square, New York, one of the busiest and most high-profile landmarks in the nation.
Teresa J. Hagy is a first-grade teacher at Washington Lee Elementary School in Bristol, TN. She received her B.A. in Elementary Education from Virginia Intermont College in 1972, and her M.E. in Education from the University of Virginia in 1976. As a tireless champion of elementary education, it can never be said that Teresa Hagy does not care enough about the well-being and mental, physical and emotional growth of the children to whom she has so selflessly devoted her life. She is a compassionate, giving individual gifted with the God-given virtues of patience and intelligence. Ms. Hagy is a traditional woman, in that she values the mores and ways of a bygone era. This, she feels, is precisely what her students and the world at large sorely need in this day and age. However, she is not stuck in the past in any way, as she has continued to develop with the constantly moving world of education be it technological growth or otherwise. Ms. Hagy entered the public-school system in 1975, following three years as Clinical Instructor of Education in the private school system, which she feels gave her the confident and successful career start which she enjoyed. She has taught grades one through six (sans 2nd grade) and has amassed a tremendous foundation of knowledge based on this experience. During her tenure at Washington Lee Elementary, Ms. Hagy has helped develop curriculum tests for the school system; she has conducted workshops on teaching techniques; and she has lectured on educational topics, amongst countless other career highlights far too many to contain in any biographical sketch of overview. She belongs to the following affiliations: National Education Association; Virginia Education Association; Bristol Virginia Education Association; Delta Kappa Gamma; International Reading Association; Virginia Reading Association; Southwest Virginia Reading Council; Member, Church Librarian, Chair of Women's Circle, Member of Church Choir, Song Leader, Chair of Christian's Women's Fellowship and 1st-3rd grades Sunday School Teacher at the Central Christian Church.
Throughout her storied career, Teresa Hagy has claimed a seemingly never-ending series of outside awards, honors, commendations and special distinctions and memberships from Strathmore's Who's Who, America's Registry of Outstanding Professionals and Cambridge Who's Who. Ms. Hagy was mentored early in her career by the venerable Dr. Richard W. Van Deren, who had the following things to say about her in a 1975 recommendation letter:
"After teaching fourth grade for two years, I asked her to take on a first-grade assignment. While I was very pleased with Ms. Hagy's performance as a middle-grade teacher, I find her especially well-suited to teaching primary grade children. While she is very competent in teaching all areas of the curriculum, her very special contribution is her ability to instill a love of learning and good attitudes toward school in the children she teaches.
"In my work as Director of Teacher Education and Demonstration School Principal for Virginia Intermont College, I deal, in varieties of ways with pre-service and in-service teachers. Frequently my job involves evaluating their effectiveness real and potential. I reserve my highest ratings and praise for those few whom I would welcome to teach my own children. I feel I would be a most fortunate parent to have my children taught by one such as Ms. Teresa Hagy."
As part of our ongoing effort to preserve and honor America's truly unsung heroes, a special multi-episode installment of Strathmore Online Radio during its upcoming season will be devoted to educators who truly make a difference every day of their lives; educators whose students never forget them ? even the little ones! Teresa Hagy is no stranger to this sort of influence and, as such, she has been granted the flagship podcast in this special episode arc coming soon. The program itself will be a veritable treasure trove of information about Ms. Hagy, as provided by the woman herself. This show will also act as a "hands-off" warning to the companies whom have taken advantage of Ms. Hagy in the past.
What you might not realize about Teresa Hagy is that she is, in fact, the one-time victim of severe fraud perpetrated by various companies masquerading as Strathmore's Who's Who and America's Registry of Outstanding Professionals. Ms. Hagy longs to tell her story if only to warn others against such attacks and misleading business practices. Our companies welcome this as well, because it's a scenario that has plagued our clients and our organizations time and time again. Ms. Hagy has had a challenging few years, to be sure, as she struggled to find credibility amongst the many Who's Who "copycat" organizations whose opportunist owners and managers took advantage of her.
This is no more.
Ms. Hagy is now back in the care and under the direction of her original Who's Who membership organizations as established in the year 2000 when she joined Strathmore's and America's Registry. Sadly, we live in a time when the "scam" has become commonplace and such questionable, and in many cases, downright criminal organizations have attempted to besmirch the good name of the Who's Who industry and its inherent values as forged so many decades ago.
Strathmore's Who's Who, in its near-30-year run, practically "wrote the book" (pun very much intended) on the networking consulting and exposure tenets still followed and expanded upon today by some of the biggest companies in the world. Lately, a new job of ours has been damage control; repairing the harm caused to ours and other people's clients by illicit imitators who see an opportunity to capitalize on our reputation by tarnishing it. Fortunately, our clients know who we are, and what we do, as our work speaks for itself.
In the end, Teresa Hagy not only straightened out her situation (with the close help of our executive staff), but also returned to the home where she originally made her mark as one of America's top elementary educators. Armed with her own credibility and a team of key Strathmore executives on her side, Ms. Hagy has claimed her rightful position for the ages, and she has done on better: She has secured what is inarguably the most esteemed program and distinction offered in the America's Registry tradition; Biography of the Year (2019).
America's Registry of Outstanding Professionals "Biography of the Year": This singular position has officially been filled by an equally singular professional; the inimitable Teresa J. Hagy. In a triumph to top all triumphs, against all odds, Ms. Hagy won the hearts and minds of the editorial staff and board of directors, securing what can only be described as an underdog victory story. Not only is this the first time an elementary educator has claimed this coveted position, but it is also the first time a Tennessee native has done so. Teresa Hagy, we salute you on a career well done and a life well lived indeed. It is our only hope that you can continue to flourish and succeed in the ways that only a good, God-fearing person can.
Strathmore's Who's Who and America's Registry of Outstanding Professionals each publish annual two-thousand-page hard cover biographical registries, honoring successful individuals in the fields of Business, the Arts and Sciences, Law, Engineering and Government. Based on one's position and lifetime of accomplishments, they honor professional men and women in all academic areas and professions. Inclusion is limited to individuals who have demonstrated leadership and achievement in their occupation, industry or profession.
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