(Baton Rouge, La.)- The Louisiana Retired Teachers Association honored Dorothy Wilson with the Name of Fame award at its Fall Meeting on October 22. The Name of Fame award is presented to an active LRTA member who is involved in the organization.
“Dorothy has been both an active and devoted member of LRTA and is very deserving of this award,” says LRTA Executive Director Rodney Watson.
Wilson worked with children with special needs while earning her bachelor’s degree from Southern University. She also earned a master’s degree. Wilson believes working with children with special needs allows educators to continue to learn. She retired after 16 years of service with the East Baton Rouge School System.
After retiring, Wilson became involved with LRTA and its local affiliate Unit, the Educators of Yesteryear. Wilson held several leadership positions with the local Unit. She previously served as president for District IV, which encompasses Ascension, East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, Iberville, East Feliciana, West Feliciana and Pointe Coupee parishes.
“Doing what I do only reflects that I care a great deal about others,” says Wilson. “District IV’s Name of Fame Award further demonstrates that I care a great deal about the educators of the district and this state.”
The Louisiana Retired Teachers Association is a nonprofit organization that is devoted to protecting and enhancing benefits for individuals receiving retirement benefits from the Teachers’ Retirement System of Louisiana. For more information about LRTA, visit lrta.net.