CLOVER, SC, July 11, 2019 — Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Dawn Gabbitas Abell with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Ms. Abell celebrates many years' experience in her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
With more than 30 years of experience in education and school administration, Ms. Abell has become an authority in her industry. Her career began as a first-grade teacher at the Learning Improvement Center at Melvindale-Northern Allen Park School District in 1969. From there, she became an interior designer and owner at La Maison Magnifique, an art, remedial reading and writing teacher at Clover School District, a district vocational coordinator for special populations at Aiken County Public School District, a curriculum supervisor at Beaufort-Jasper Academy for Career Excellence and an art teacher and technology preparatory director at Gaston County Schools.
More recently, Ms. Abell worked as an assistant principal at Union County Public Schools, an elementary school principal at Wilson County School District, an assistant principal at Midwood High School, an assistant principal at Sedgefield Middle School and a teacher at Lake Wylie Elementary School prior to her retirement in 2003. Prior to becoming an esteemed educator, Ms. Abell pursued higher education with a Bachelor of Arts in education from Eastern Michigan University in 1969 and a Master of Education in school administration from Winthrop University in 1982.
Ms. Abell authored “An American Tragedy Unfolding: Our Educational System” and has contributed a number of articles to professional journals. Outside of her professional responsibilities, Ms. Abell remains aware of the changes and advancements in her industry through relevant organizations. She is a member of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, the National Association of Secondary School Principals, the American Vocational Association, the South Carolina Association of School Administrators, the North Carolina Association of Educators, the National Business Education Association, and the South Carolina Network for Women in Administration. Apart from her professional life, Ms. Abell has visited more than 19 countries and enjoys horseback riding, antiquing, painting and fishing.
A proud moment of Ms. Abell's career was being labeled as a visionary and a maverick by the state superintendent. In light of her many accomplishments in the industry, Ms. Abell has been featured in several editions of Who's Who of American Women, Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in American Education and Who's Who in America.
In recognition of outstanding contributions to her profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Ms. Abell has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit www.ltachievers.com for more information about this honor.
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