Mildred Gaddis named foundation fellow.Mildred Gaddis, of Hockessin, Delaware, recently received the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA MTNA Music Teachers National Association
MTNA Middle Tennessee Nursery Association (McMinnville, Tennessee) ) FOUNDATION Fellow award. At a celebration of her ninetieth birthday in April 2003, friends and colleagues presented her with the Fellow certificate and pin to honor her fifty years in the music teaching profession.
Gaddis has a long record of service to MTNA including organizing the Delaware State Music Teachers Association (DSMTA) in 1959 and serving as president, treasurer and chair of numerous committees. She also assisted in organizing the MTNA Eastern Division in 1960 and held the offices of president, vice president and representative to the National Certification national certification Lab medicine A voluntary form of regulation that affirms that a person has the knowledge and skill to perform essential tasks in a given field, in the lab or in nursing; NC is granted by nongovernmental agencies or associations with Board. She twice was honored by DSMTA as Teacher of the Year and received the DSMTA Service Award in 1988.
Gaddis studied at Nebraska Wesleyan and Northwestern Universities and received B.S. and M.A degrees from Teachers College, Columbia University Teachers College, Columbia University (sometimes referred to simply as Teachers College; also referred to as Teachers College of Columbia University or the Columbia University Graduate School of Education . She was employed by the United States government for nine years as stenographer An individual who records court proceedings either in shorthand or through the use of a paper-punching device.
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A twenty-five-year member of the University of Delaware  The student body at the University of Delaware is largely an undergraduate population. Delaware students have a great deal of access to work and internship opportunities. faculty, Gaddis is presently associate professor emerita. She received the University of Delaware Excellence in Teaching award in 1973. After retiring from the university, she continued teaching piano and theory in her home. Gaddis retired from a fifty-year teaching career in 1997.
She will be recognized at the FOUNDATION FUND Gala during the 2004 MTNA National Conference in Kansas City, Missouri Kansas City is the largest city in the state of Missouri. It encompasses parts of Jackson, Clay, Cass, and Platte counties and is the anchor city of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area, the second largest in Missouri, which includes counties in both Missouri and Kansas. .