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September 24, 2006

Mrs. Cason

Mrs. GlennMrs. Jonie Cason teaches 8th grade science and has been involved with some form of education for the past 27 years. Most recently, she taught chemistry and biology at Paulding County High School. Mrs. Cason received her BS degree at the University of Tennessee at Martin and her MEd degree from the University of Memphis. She spent her first summer out of college working as a laboratory assistant at the University of Tennessee Medical Center researching dental toxicology before beginning 12 years of teaching there.

Mrs. Cason helped open a magnet school for medicine and engineering with the Memphis City School System. She enjoyed working in the Memphis Wildflower Garden and with the Sierra Club and Audubon Society on environmental projects. Her work saved a large urban park from becoming an interstate highway. Mrs. Cason met and married her husband, Will, in Memphis and when their son, Kevin, was born she taught chemistry, anatomy and biology at Shelby State Community College in the AD nursing program.

In 1985 they moved to Chicago as a result of Will's agri-business job. Kevin was in kindergarten and Mrs. Cason was a volunteer at his elementary school and at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois. She was a substitute teacher and became a biology and physical science teacher at North Community High School in Downers Grove. To not see the ground for 3 months in winter was a shock to this southern belle. When Will's job took them to Kansas, she was glad that winter was 2 weeks shorter there. In Kansas City Mrs. Cason worked at an inner-city, alternative high school for former dropouts, where she taught high school science to grades 9-12. Mrs. Cason developed the hands-on, self-paced curriculum for the school.

After a short stay in Tampa, Florida, Will's company moved us to Georgia. Kevin was able to spend all 4 years of high school at Marietta High School. Mrs. Cason's husband and she worked in the touchdown club and the takedown club as a result of Kevin's love of football and wrestling. For 2 years she was a private tutor for On Location-Education which works with young people in the entertainment profession. It was a fun job that often took her to a recording studio. Shortly afterward she began teaching at PCHS.

Mrs. Cason is an avid reader and belongs to a women's book club which has been together since 1985. She lives near the Kennesaw battlefield where she enjoys gardening and birding. She has a small greenhouse that allows her to work with plants in the winter, and for several years she was supplier of the indoor plants at her church. We are glad Mrs. Cason joins our Mabry family.

Coming soon: Visit Mrs. Cason's Blog

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