The North Dakota Women of Today recently recognized Jan Fields of Dickinson as the Outstanding Woman of the State. The award was presented at the Women of Today convention held recently in Valley City.
This recognition was the result of Fields’ involvement in the community, according to a press release.
She was nominated by the Dickinson Women of Today with Anneliese Schmidt as chairwoman.
Fields taught second grade at Roosevelt Elementary School for 38 years. She could be seen around the community with school children in hand, even when school was not in session.
Fields was reared in Bismarck and graduated from Bismarck High School, Bismarck State College and Valley City State University. She has seven brothers, one daughter and three grandchildren.
She was named Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the Year and Wal-Mart’s Southwest Teacher of the Year. She is a member of the Red Hat Society and serves on boards of St. Luke’s Nursing Home, Park Avenue Villa and Dickinson Public Schools Foundation. She is a member of the PEO North Dakota Education Association and the Eagles Auxiliary.
Those in attendance at the convention included her husband, Bill, her mother, Viola Cram and a brother, Mark Cram. Representing Dickinson’s chapter were State President Schmidt, James Flournoy, State Membership Chairwoman Bonnie Brown and Keywomen President Pat Kilwein.
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