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151 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine EDUCATION ELEMENTARY INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC TEACHER Parsippany-Troy Hills Board of Education Parsippany, NJ PROFESSOR EMERITUS University of Southern Maine Portland, ME LAUREN R. SCHMITT, MM, BM Since 2015, Lauren R. Schmitt has thrived as an elementary instrumental music teacher for the Parsippany-Troy Hills Board of Education in New Jersey. As a music teacher, she has instructed fourth and fifth grade band, as well as conducted band rehearsals. Earlier in her career, Ms. Schmitt also served as a monitor and lesson teacher for the Mount Tabor Summer Music Camp beginning in 2011, where she continues to serve today. While pursuing these positions, she earned a Bachelor of Music from Grove City College in 2015 and a Master of Music from Boston University in 2019. Punctuating these degrees, Ms. Schmitt was a two-year music theory tutor at Grove City College. Throughout the course of her career, Ms. Schmitt became a CEAS Teacher of Music via the New Jersey Department of Education, as well as certified in prekindergarten through 12th grade instructional education. To remain abreast of developments in music education, she has also been a member of both the National and New Jersey Music Educators Associations. Looking forward, Ms. Schmitt intends to complete a master’s degree in educational psychology, which she will implement in her classroom. Dr. David Wagner joined the University of Southern Maine in 1988. Serving in their School of Social Work and sociology department as a professor, he attained emeritus status in 2016. Earlier, he was a Lecturer and Assistant Director of Fieldwork at the School of Social Work at Columbia University, a Distinguished Visiting Professor at California State University, and an employee for labor unions and social work agencies. Dr. Wagner has specialized in poverty and homelessness. Authoring 12 books since 1990, Dr. Wagner focuses his work on economic inequality. In 2013, he authored “Confronting Homelessness: Poverty, Politics and the Failure of Social Policy,” which earned an Outstanding Book Award from Choice Magazine. Likewise, his 2005 book, “The Poorhouse: America’s Forgotten Institution,” was the very first full-length book on almshouses, poorhouses, workhouses and other institutions. He notably won the C. Wright Mills Award in 1994 for his 1993 book “Checkerboard Square.” He holds a BA in history and an MSW from Columbia University, an MA in Labor Studies from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and a PhD in sociology from the City University of New York. DAVID WAGNER, PHD