Randi Ward selected as Top Professional of the Year in Language Arts for 2017 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP).

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA – 26 May, 2017 – Randi D. Ward, Educator, Writer, Entrepreneur and Founder of the English Institute, which was a new English center teaching English Language skills in Cairo, Egypt, has been selected as Top Professional of the Year in Language Arts for 2017 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP).

While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself, only a few members in each discipline are chosen for this distinction. These special honorees are distinguished based on their professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, longevity in the field, other affiliations and contributions to their communities. All honorees are invited to attend the IAOTP’s annual award gala at the end of this year for a night to honor their achievements.

With close to four decades of professional experience in education and the arts, Randi has certainly proven herself as an accomplished professional and expert in the field. As a dynamic, results-driven leader, she has demonstrated success not only throughout her teaching career but also as an award-winning author and successful business entrepreneur. 

Randi began her career as a Language Arts Teacher and was one of the first gifted/talented teachers in West Virginia. Once retired from the Gwinnett County Public Schools in Metro-Atlanta, Georgia, Randi went on to work as an ESL educator in Cairo, Egypt, teaching English to Egyptian university students, university graduates and professionals seeking to become fluent in English. Once retired from teaching, Randi founded “Rise Up” an adult English Language Center and then opened a second English center in Cairo, Egypt, with her partner Samar Farouk. 6 October English Institute taught Egyptian students from ages 5 months to 5 years old and also offered classes to Egyptian parents and adults. Randi taught these classes via Skype from her home in Georgia. This role was fitting for Ms. Ward because she was able to utilize her diverse background and experience, utilizing her creative talents, imagination, writing and language skills. When the educational institute was forced to close in early 2015, Randi picked up her pen and paper and decided to continue her writing career. Her first book “Because I Believed in Me (My Egyptian Fantasy Came True),” a true life-changing adventure filled with terror, enchantment, joy and magical rebirth, was published in 2012. Randi has completed three other books, “Dream Bigger” which is a collection of adult reading level short stories, a collection of children’s short stories entitled “Fables and Rhymes for All Times”, and her world travel adventure novel entitled “Random Wanderings.” She hopes to publish them in the future. This fascinating woman is also working on her poetry, creating motivational videos for YouTube, writing blogs and designing motivational t-shirts while writing lyrics to her first song.

The President of IAOTP, Stephanie Cirami, stated “Choosing Randi for this award was an easy decision for our panel to make. She is talented, bright, beautiful, motivated and has been a leader in many talents aside from Language Arts. We felt she would make an amazing asset to our organization. We are looking forward to meeting her at the gala and know we will be seeing more amazing things from this woman.”

Randi graduated valedictorian of the Moundsville High School class of 1967. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Language Arts and her Master’s Degree in Education Certified for teaching Gifted and Talented for Grades K through 12 from Marshall University.

Randi remains active in her community and has been recognized worldwide for her outstanding leadership and commitment to the profession. She is the USA Regional Director of the Africa Nomads Conservation in Kenya, and Coordinator and honorary President of World Peace Forest in Egypt. In 2014 she was selected as Entrepreneur of the Year by Worldwide Who’s Who and was highlighted in its annual calendar for the month of March. In 2015 she was inducted into the National Association of Professional Women and named “Woman of the Year”. In 2016 she was named “Professional of the Year” by the International Association of Who’s Who and became a Delegate for IWLA. IWLA published her article “Taking the Needed Risks” in its magazine in June 2016 and did a YouTube video interview with her. She appeared in the magazine “Women of Distinction” in October 2016 and was interviewed in a podcast. For 2017 she has been selected as “Top Professional of the Year in Language Arts” by the International Association of Top Professionals. Randi is also a sought after speaker and lecturer.

Looking back, Randi attributes her success to her strong mind set, believing in herself, her perseverance, her positive outlook on life, her mentors she has had along the way, and her passion for traveling, culture and learning. When not working she enjoys spending time with her husband Bill and her Saint Bernard dog Savannah. She has visited fifty-three countries in four continents. She takes much pride in her son William Markus Ward, who is the Art Director for the German version of “Readers Digest” in Stuttgart, Germany. For the future, she will continue her writing and traveling the world and hopes to inspire others any way she can.

For more information on Randi please visit: www.randidward.com and https://www.linkedin.com/in/randidward/

Watch her video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yh_xHVN9SpE

and the 40+ videos on her YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPgbMr0GXsP-eZFmkAU1O6A


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Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/embed/Yh_xHVN9SpE?feature=oembed

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