John Weldon Scott
John Weldon Scott graduated from Shippensburg State College, where he was President of the Class of 1960 and was elected to the first athletic Hall of Fame for basketball and track. Graduate studies include the University of Pennsylvania, the University of el Caribe in Puerto Rico, the National University of Mexico, and the University of the Republic of Uruguay as a Fulbright scholar studying Latin American literature, Millersville University, and Temple University as a MERIT fellow during doctoral studies in bilingual education.
He served two years in the Peace Corps in Colombia, South America, from 1963 to 1965 as a teacher of English and teacher trainer of English as a second language. He later recruited for the Peace Corps in the predominantly Black institutions of higher education across the country.
He began teaching Spanish in Chambersburg, PA, as the first Black secondary teacher in the area. He later taught at Cheyney University and coached track and cross-country while teaching Spanish. He served as an adjunct professor at Penn State University's York Campus and Shippensburg University. He also served as a consultant for the Pennsylvania Department of Education and participated in many workshops and conferences in bilingual education, foreign language, and English as a second language. He created the Bilingual/ESL program for the Harrisburg School District, which he directed until his retirement in I 997.
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