Professional of the Year - Education/Special Education

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Marva L. Barnett-Suggs

Title: Educator
Industry: Education
Type of Organization: School District
Major Product/Service: Elementary and secondary education
Expertise: Ms. Barnett-Suggs specializes in elementary and secondary education. She currently teaches special education math to 7th graders. She follows all math curriculum guidelines, collaborates with teachers and administrators, and informs parents regarding the academic progress of their children.
Geographic Area of Distribution: Fort Worth, Texas
Affiliations: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority; Tau Beta Sigma National Honorary Band Sorority; Delta Kappa Gamma International Society- Education; Texas Computer Education Association
University/Degree: B.A., 1995; M.Ed., 1997, Prairie View A&M University; Certified Principal (EC-12); Certified Elementary Self-Contained (1-8); Certified Secondary Business Administration (6-12); Certified Special Education (EC-12); Certified Educational Aide II
Born: May 28, 1970, Fort Worth, Texas
Hobbies/Sports: Travel, sightseeing, reading, physical fitness, family activities, spending time with friends
Work History: Ms. Barnett-Suggs has served as a special education math teacher for 7th grade students since 2019 with the Wedgwood Middle School of Fort Worth. She served as a career and technology education teacher from 2019 through 2019 with the J.L. Long Middle School of Dallas. From 2014 through 2018, Ms. Barnett-Suggs was a career and technology education teacher with Rosie Sorrells School of Education and Social Services in Dallas. She served as a response to intervention specialist with the Eckert Intermediate School of Houston from 2009 through 2011, and was a special populations coordinator with the Humble Independent School District. From 2006 through 2007, she served as a special programs coordinator with Gray Elementary School of Houston, all in Texas.
Honors & Awards: Southwest Pyramid Teacher of The Month, Fort Worth Independent School District, 2019, 2021; Campus Teacher Of The Year, Dallas Independent School District, 2017-2018; Gold Star Teacher, WISE Financial Literacy, 2016-2017; Cambridge Outstanding VIP Educator Of The Year 2010-2011