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75 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine EDUCATION Millennium Magazine Featured Listee SCHOOL COUNSELOR (RETIRED) Showalter Middle School Fort Myers, FL ENGLISH TEACHER Rigby High School Rigby, ID PATRICIA THOMPSON GILLEN Subsequent to earning her Bachelor of Science in psychology and elementary education from Inmaculada University in 1965, Patricia Thompson Gillen contemplated on what to study for her forthcoming master’s degree. Upon the encouragement of her advisor at Villanova University, she decided to pursue her interest in psychology by means of delving into guidance counseling. Shortly thereafter, Ms. Gillen received her Master of Education in guidance counseling from Villanova University in 1967. She considers receiving both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees as the highlights of her career. During her longstanding tenure in psychology and academia, Ms. Gillen served as a teacher for three years and a school counselor for nearly 30 years until she retired from her profession in 1995. In this regard, she served Showalter Middle School in Pennsylvania as a school guidance counselor in which she counseled students in myriad capacities. She has also contributed to her local church in her spare time. Maintaining affiliation with the American Association of University Women, Ms. Gillen intends to continue traveling the world in the forthcoming future. She would eventually like to visit the country of Cuba. Esther K. Henry desired to work with young students from a formative age. Receiving a BA from Brigham Young University in 1985, her first teaching role was at Springville High School, where she served as an English educator from1985 to 1992. Shortly thereafter, she joined the faculty at Rigby High School, where she has excelled as an English teacher since 1992 and chairperson of the school’s English department since 2018. Alongside these positions, she has also been a dual enrollment adjunct professor of English rhetoric and composition at Idaho State University since 2014. Congruent to her teaching roles, Ms. Henry was the chairperson of the Idaho State Department of Education from 2013 to 2015, where she was also the professional standards commissioner from 2009 to 2015. Drawing upon an MA from Western Governors University in 2004, Ms. Henry has received several accolades. She earned the 2019 Master Educator Premium Award from the Idaho State Board of Education and the 2003 Teacher Preparation Award from the University of Idaho. Additionally, she was named 2003 Teacher of the Year by the Rigby Chamber of Commerce. ESTHER K. HENRY