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Carol Secttor Share

Jun 1, 2018  |  Layla Price-Bodkin

Car­ol Sect­tor was born in Mar­i­on and grew up in Wells Coun­ty. She moved to Mar­i­on for a teach­ing oppor­tu­ni­ty with Mar­i­on Com­mu­ni­ty Schools. She taught junior-high social stud­ies at McCul­loch and Jus­tice, then became MCS’s Direc­tor of Cur­ricu­lum. After 35 years she retired, but con­tin­ued full-time as a con­sul­tant for school improve­ment efforts and teacher train­ing statewide.

Sect­tor says her focus has always been to improve the lives of chil­dren and teens. She has devot­ed approx­i­mate­ly 30 years as a mem­ber of the Mar­i­on Kiwa­nis Club which serves chil­dren. Sect­tor has uti­lized her expe­ri­ence in grant writ­ing for schools to write grants to fund improve­ments to Marion’s Clif­ford Townsend Park which Kiwa­nis adopt­ed a few years ago. She has par­tic­i­pat­ed in oth­er projects focused on kids through the Kiwa­nis Club.

Projects through First Chris­t­ian Church aim to help chil­dren and fam­i­lies. Sect­tor helps lead a pro­gram to host grad­u­a­tions for fam­i­lies going through Drug Recov­ery Court. She also devotes time through the church to help pro­vide a facil­i­ty and food for Fam­i­ly Ser­vice Society’s par­ent­ing classes.

Sect­tor has also com­mit­ted many years serv­ing mul­ti­ple Marion/​Grant Co. non­prof­its, which she calls heroes.” She co-chaired the Unit­ed Way’s fundrais­ing cam­paign last year, served on the FSSI board for 6 years, and the Boys & Girls Club board for 9 years, hav­ing recent­ly assist­ed them with a fundrais­er din­ner and auc­tion. She has also vol­un­teered with the Sal­va­tion Army, and reads to chil­dren at St. Martin’s.

If we are healthy and lucky enough to be able, then we are called to serve,” explained Sect­tor. I enjoy serv­ing, and it enrich­es my life. I have met won­der­ful peo­ple that I oth­er­wise wouldn’t have met.” She added that there are many peo­ple and groups in need, and she encour­ages church­es, orga­ni­za­tions, and indi­vid­u­als to look for oppor­tu­ni­ties to serve the community.

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