Jessie Lorance Foust
is honored with a Brick from Regina Kay Foust.
PROFESSION: Educator; Retired 1984; USD 259, Sixth Grade Teacher, L'Ouverture Elementary School, Wichita, Kansas.
EDUCATION: Wichita State University, B.A. and Masters in Elementary Education. 63 additional graduate hours. Additional hours from Friends University; Kansas University and Kansas State Teachers College, Emporia, Kansas.
SPECIALIZATION: English; Elementary Education, and Elementary School Music. An experienced classroom teacher who demonstrated experience and excellence in rendering public service and leadership at the local, state and national levels.
At Wichita State University, a research report, "A Program of Remedial Reading for Slow Learners In The Sixth Grade", was submitted to the Graduate School in the College of Education to fulfill requirements for a Master's degree in 1960. Former member of Teacher Core, Wichita State University; Supervising Teacher (several years), Helping Teacher, 1978-1979. Received certificate from the Burleigh Hayes School of Music in piano and piano methods.
FAMILY: Jessie and her late husband, Lester T. Foust, have one daughter Regina, who is also a teacher and counselor. Lester "Tiger" Foust, who is deceased (1982), played football at Wichita State University. Lester was a city firefighter and retired as captain at Fire Station #3. Granddaughter, Amber, is an 8th grader at Brooks Middle School. All are members of Brotherhood Presbyterian Church.
Life member of National Education Association; Member of Kansas-NEA and NEA-Wichita.
Served on Executive Committee of Wichita NEA Wichita, 4 years.
Chairman of NEA-Wichita Human Relations Committee, 4 years.
Professional Board of Review.
Language Arts Book Selection Committee.
Reading Criteria Committee.
Ad. Hoc. Committee on Federal Programs.
Ethnic Minority Caucus.
Language Arts Representative.
Science and Energy Committee.
Member of Brotherhood Presbyterian Church.
Elder of Brotherhood Presbyterian Church.
Served as Vice President and President of United Presbyterian Women.
Study Leader of United Presbyterian Women.
Chairman of Nominating Committee, United Presbyterian Women.
Chairman of Worship Committee.
Conducted two seminars on Worship.
Member of Choir.
Served as Secretary and Treasurer of Wichita Council of Business Church Women.
Served as assistant teacher in Christian Education.
Attended National Meeting of United Presbyterian Women, combined with Conference on Mission of the Program Agency, Purdue University.
Church Women United participant.
Convener (WICS) Women in Community Service, 1968.
Member Booker T. Washington Federated Club.
Member of Wichita Council of Colored Women.
Supports Urban League.
Member National Council of Negro Women.
Member of Lutie A. Brown, OES.
Grand Organist, OES (1973, 1974, 1977, 1978).
One of three organists for Delta Sigma Theta National Convention (1973, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1981).
Diamond Life Member of Delta Sigma Theta, A Public Service Sorority.
Member of Wichita Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Past Central Regional Director of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. , a national public service Oorganization, 1970-1974.
Served on National Executive Committee of Delta Sigma Theta, Washington, DC, 4 years.
Member of Golden Life Membership Committee (1975-1981).
Wichita Alumnae, Delta Sigma Theta Scholarship Committee.
"NEA Wichita" Teacher of the Year 1981-1982.
Past President Wichita Retired Teacher's Association.
Past President Air Capital Active People.
Member of AARP.
lnternational "Who's Who" in Fraternities and Sororities.
Honored with Proclamation from City of Wichita, 1986.
Wichita Branch NAACP Salute to Your Achievements as an Educator of Wichita Students and Citizens, 1987.
July 16, 1998 (for Jessie Lorance Foust)