Janet's Story

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Like the poem, "The Dash," by Linda Ellis, Janet's "Dash" was filled with so much life, enthusiasm and love. She was a dedicated educator, cherished friend and most of all, a devoted wife for 60 years. She lived her "Dash" to the fullest.
Janet Marie Scott passed away in Henderson, Nevada, Sept. 4, 2016.
She was born March 7, 1935, in Kingwood, to parents, Artie and Hazel (MacDonald) Methany. She was an avid bingo player and big fan of NASCAR and NFL. She was also a member of American Legion Auxiliary, St. Peter's Catholic Church and former treasurer of Nativity Catholic Ladies Guild. Her professional affiliations include Phi Delta Kappa, Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development, International Reading Association, Ohio IRA and Akron Area Council IRA.
She retired in November of 2008 after 55 successful years in education. She started as an elementary classroom teacher in Warren, Ohio, in 1955. From there she went to be an elementary classroom and reading teacher in Pennsauken, New Jersey, in 1963. Then she was a secondary reading teacher, reading curriculum specialist and elementary school principal in Akron, Ohio. She finished out her career as a supervisor at UNLV, Las Vegas, Nevada.
She also was a Right to Read director and director of Outer-City Reading Center. She served two terms as president of Akron Area Council IRA and co-authored "Diagnostic Reading Inventory for Primary and Intermediate Grades, Third Edition."
She earned her A.B. in education in 1955 from Fairmont State College in Fairmont and master's at University of Akron in Akron, Ohio, in 1968.
She created and implemented many new teaching programs in Akron (Reader's Challenge, Reading Management System, Young Authors, Sustained Silent Reading and Sustained Silent Writing)?and had 42 years of experience supervising teachers.
Janet is survived by her loving husband, Richard M. Scott; and dog, Lhasa Apso; daughter, Brandi Marie Scott of Henderson, Nevada; and brother, Edward Paul Metheny in Homestead, Florida.
All services will be private.
Published on October 5, 2016
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