Glenna C. Orr, a Reading Specialist with two Masters and a Postgraduate Professional Teaching License (Effective 2016 to 2021), has taught school in five states and in the Department of Defense School system in Germany and Panama. She is currently a board member of Reading is Fundamental of Northern Virginia. Glenna established Volunteer Intergenerational Programs after school for 20 years while teaching full time. Her achievements and recognitions include:
The Kind Kids, Inc. was established in 2006. What began more than thirty-five years ago as a dedicated teaching career has become a lifelong journey. Glenna Orr’s keen insight into the value of relationships between those at the beginning and the end of their life journey prompted her dedicated involvement. Orr first established the Intergenerational Program while she taught for the Department of Defense Dependent Schools in Frankfurt, Germany. She has since been able to adjust it at other teaching posts, including Panama and Florida, where her students regularly visited a center for the elderly...
"When I am fortunate to learn about the lives of others, and to genuinely understand the journeys that they are traveling, I feel grateful...grateful to have listened and learned something from them."
- Glenna C. Orr
> Recipient of Mom’s Choice Award for her Book, “Hearts Always Open”.
> Establishing the Intergenerational Program in Washington, D.C. for General Colin Powell's "America's Promise - The Alliance for Youth“.
> Being published by The Institute of Continuing Care (Chicago, Illinois) and the Washington Post.
> Nomination as the Volunteer of the Year by the Tallahassee Democrat Newspaper.
> Identification as one of the "Top Thirty Military Spouses Leading Extraordinary Lives" (Army Times Magazine).
> Receipt of a Certificate for Volunteering Excellence from Virginia Governor L. Douglas Wilder.
> Receipt of a Scroll of Appreciation from General George Joulwan, US Army.
> Recipient of Mom's Choice Award for her Book, "Courage From The Heart"
> Recipient of Mom’s Choice Award for her Book, “Friendships With The Heart”.
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