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Carolyn M. Campbell

Miss Carolyn M. Campbell is a woman of many different facets. With a wide range of interests and abilities to match, she has been a positive influence as a teacher, historian, lecturer, and author.

Graduating from eighth grade in Tuckerton as valedictorian and from Toms River High School as salutatorian, Miss Campbell earned a B.A. degree from Montclair State Teachers College and a M.Ed. from Rutgers University. She also took graduate courses at Temple University and Seton Hall.

Certified in social studies, geography,physical education, supervision and administration, Carolyn became a master teacher. Her experience ranged from positions in Cape May Court House, Closter, and Lakewood schools to reading supervisor, Brick Middle School, and N.J. Helping Teacher, N.J. Department of Education. When she retired in 1980, she was supervisor of the Toms River Schools, K-6.

Carolyn holds important membership in several organizations. Her work in the Toms River Presbyterian Church is outstanding as elder, board member since the 1950's and chairman of the Westminster Nursery School, past chairman of the Pastor Nominating Committee, chairman of the Christian Education Commission, and member of the Stewardship Commission. She is a charter member, past president, and key award recipient of Delta Kappa Gamma, an honorary society for women educators. Belonging to the Gloria Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star of New Jersey, she was Worthy Matron in 1951 and 1990 and Grand Officer in 1956 and 1966. Add to this her membership in several educational organizations, the American Association of University Women, and the Ocean County Historical Society, where she served as past president, current trustee, Research Department volunteer, former co-editor of the Society Scroll, chair of the Atlas Committee, member of the Publications Committee, and chair of the Research Symposium.

Carolyn is co-author of the book entitled Chickaree in the Wall: a History of One-Room Schools in Ocean County, New Jersey. She also authored the Campbell Family History (unpublished), which appeared in serial form in South Jersey Magazine, and Clay Street. Tuckerton Remembrances for the Ocean County Historical Society Scroll and Tuckerton Beacon.

Interested in travel, photography, genealogy, research, writing, biking, canoeing, history, and lecturing, this busy honoree still finds time for enviable community service and time to hone her many talents.

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