Donald E. Gradeless
E-Mail: Gradeless @
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1402 East 225 South
Winona Lake, IN 46590-2041
574 / 267 - 6020
or AC 260 / 327 -3151

5012 South Dakota Drive
Sebring, Florida 33870-5117
AC 574 - 267-6020

1988 Doctor of Philosophy in Education, Graduate Teachers School Pacific Western University, Los Angles, California. Coursework in the Doctor of Education in Computer Education Program at Nova University. Fort Lauderdale, Florida. 1987-1990. Additional Courses with the University of California-Davis 1997, 1998; Lawrence University 2000.

1976 Certificate in Data Education: Certified Data Educator (CDE). Post Graduate Work at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, UW Extension Madison, UW Oshkosh, UW Whitewater, University of Central Florida Orlando, Pacific Western University, Nova University, Cardinal Stritch, George Williams, and Mount Mary Colleges.

1975 Master of Science in Teaching, Data Processing Major, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Eau Claire, Wisconsin. 1972 Bachelor of Science, Business Education--Accounting Major, Economics Minor, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. 1967 Graduate, Almond High School, Almond, Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Licenses (G634398------): 27-710 Economics, 27-250-Business Education, Life; 27-405-Computer Science, Life; 27-256-Data Processing, Life; and 27-281-Vocational Office Education, 1995. State of Indiana License (575626): Grades K-12: Business Education with Shorthand/Bookkeeping, Vocational Business and Office Education, and Data Processing, expires 2008.

EMPLOYMENT: Retired in 2004.
1978 to 2004, Elmbrook Schools,. Brookfield, Wisconsin. Instructor of Economics, Instructor of Business Education, Brookfield East High School. Instructor for Faculty Computer Awareness Program, Beginning Accounting, Advanced Accounting, Advanced Placement Computer Science, Advanced Typing, Business Law, Business Data Processing, College Accounting, Computer Literacy, Computer Science, Desktop Publishing, Economics, Information Processing, Typing I & II, Personal Typing, Human Relations, Retail Sales, Office Education, Personal Typing, Sales and Marketing, Word Processing. Advisor: Future Business Leaders of America; 2 State Officers. Student Assistance Program Core Training. 1987 Outstanding Business Educator Award, Gregg Division, McGraw-Hill Publishing. 1988, Elmbrook Middle School, Computer Coordinator. 1991 Elmbrook Exemplary Outcomes Award. Selected for 1993-4 Edition of Who's Who in American Education.

1984 to 1988, Waukesha County Technical College, Pewaukee, Wisconsin. Evening Adult Computer Instructor; Microcomputer Word Processing, Microcomputer Integrated Software-AppleWorks and Microcomputer Genealogy. 1982, Notary Public, State of Wisconsin. GR Enterprises. Data Design, Franksville, WI, Microcomputer Consultant. 1977 to 1978, Weatherhead Division Dana Corporation, Columbia City, Indiana; Industrial Engineer.

1972 to 1977; Racine Unified Schools, Racine, Wisconsin: Instructor of Business Education: Washington Park High School, 1972; Jerome I. Case High School 1972 to 1977. Vocational Data Processing Coordinator. Courses: Accounting, Business Law, Data Processing, Computer Programming - COBOL I, II & III, Computer Programming - FORTRAN, Record keeping, Typing I, II & III. Advisor: Photo Club and Future Business Leaders of America; 5 State Officers; 2 State Presidents and 1 National Vice President, Lorraine Missling Award, 1975, Outstanding Advisor Award 1977.

National Business Education Association, Wisconsin Business Education Association, National Education Association, Elmbrook Education Association, Delta Pi Epsilon, American College of Genealogists.

Career Planning & Placement, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, 230 Schofield Hall, Eau Claire, WI 54701.

Sons of the American Revolution: Wisconsin State Secretary and Host for the 87th National Society Congress, Milwaukee, 1977. Elisha Raymond (Racine) Chapter Registrar 1975-1976, Publications Chairman 1975-1977, President 1976-1977; 1993-1996, National Society Membership Awards 1976-1978, Silver Good Citizenship Medal 1978; Seventeen Registered Revolutionary Ancestors, Member Indiana Society.

Wisconsin Society Children of the American Revolution: Senior Registrar 1976-1977, 1980-1983; Senior First Vice President 1984-1986, Senior Editor Wisconsin C.A.R.nival Newsletter 1984-1986, Senior State President 1986-1990, Member National Board of Directors, 1986-90, National Officers Club 1987-1997, National Endowment Fund Award 1986, Vice Chairman 1991 National Society Great Lakes Regional Conference, Honorary Senior State President 1990, Senior State Second Vice President 1990-1992, Senior State Historian 1992-1994, Life State Promoter, 1993.

Wisconsin Society of Colonial Wars: Life Member, Lt. Governor 1975-1977, Deputy Secretary 1978-1979, Registrar 1996-2001. Indiana Society of Colonial Wars: Deputy Governor General 2009-2012. Wisconsin Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims: Life Member, Counselor 1979-1980, Elder 1983-1985. Deputy Governor 1990-92, Governor 1992-95. Indiana Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims, Life Member, Registrar 2011-2016. Wisconsin Huguenot Society, Life Mebmer, Registrar 1975-1977. Member Indiana Huguenot Society. Life Member, Counselor 2010-2012.

Sons of the Revolution in the State of Wisconsin: Organizing Chairman 1975-1979, Life Member 1979, State President 1979-1983; Registrar 1979-1982, 1984-1987, 1996-present; Secretary 1983-2005. Treasurer 2010-present, Permanent Member of the Board of Managers; Representative to the General Society, General Society Board of Managers, 1979-1985, 1996-2012; General President's Special Commendation Award 1985, 2000. Sons of the Revolution in the State of Illinois: President 2011-2014, Registrar 1979-present; Outstanding Service Award 1982, Permanent Member of the Board of Managers. Sons of the Revolution in the State of Michigan, Board of Managers 1982-present. Organizing Chairman of the Sons of the Revolution in the State of Indiana 1980-2006, Organizing Life Member 2006, State President 2006-2007, Registrar 2006-present, Board of Mangers 2006-present, Corresponding Secretary, 2012-present, Treasurer 2012-present Representative to the General Society 2006-2011 General Vice President Region IV, General Society Sons of the Revolution 2000-2003. Member of the Sons of the Revolution in the State of Florida. Founding President Society of the War of 1812 in the State of Indiana, 2009-2012, Registrar 2009-present, Treasurer, 2012-2014.

Society of Indiana Pioneers; Whitley County Historical Society, Life Member 1969; Smithsonian Associates; Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War; Society of the War of 1812 in the State of Wisconsin, Life Benefactor; The Studebaker Family National Association, Life Member; The Bowsher Family Association, Thomas William Mort Family Association, past President; Wisconsin State Old Cemetery Society. Merit Badge Counselor Boy Scouts of America, United States Postal Service: Postal Customer Advisory Council, Racine, Wisconsin 1995-1998. Member of Sons of Confederate Veterans, Life Member Descendants of Sheriffs & Constables of Colonial & Antebellum America. Life Member First Families of Kentucky. Life Member National Society of Washington Family Descendants. Life Member of the Order of the Crown of Charlemagne in the United States of America. Member Worthington Family Historical Society. Life Member National Rifle Association. Life Member National Rifle Association Golden Eagles. Life Member American Philatelic Society

Master Mason Warsaw Masonic Lodge #71 (formerly with Racine Wisconsin Masonic Lodge #18, Brookfield Wisconsin McKinley Masonic Lodge #307). 32nd Degree, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Milwaukee (Raised in the Valley of Fort Wayne). Knight Templar, Racine Wisconsin Commandery #7, Racine Council #5, Orient Chapter # 12 (currently inactive).

The Mort Newsletter, Editor, 1973-1978. Racine Unified School District Data Processing Curriculum Guide, 1973. 1862 Landowners of Whitley County, Indiana, 1973. Ancestors, Relatives and Descendants, of Nathaniel Gradeless of Whitley County, Indiana 1973. Indiana 1876--An Index to Towns Townships and Counties Atlas of Indiana, 1974. 1879 History of Racine and Kenosha Counties (Reprint), 1975. Nellie Riley Raber's Whitley County Obituaries (Reprint), 1977. Index to Nellie Riley Raber's Whitley County Obituaries, 1979. Index to the 1882 History of Whitley County, Indiana 1979. Wisconsin Data Processing Curriculum Guide (Co-Author); Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, 1980. Published: The Mort Family in America, 1983. Thomas William Mort Family Register, 1982. The Simison Family of Kosciusko County, Indiana, 1983. The Thompson Family of Kosciusko County, Indiana, 1983. Revolutionary Ancestor Index to the Registrar's Records, Sons of the Revolution in the State of Illinois 1984. Wisconsin C.A.R.nival Newsletter, Editor, Wisconsin Society of the Children of the American Revolution, 1984-1986. Revolutionary Lineages: Everyname Index to the Lineage Papers, Sons of the Revolution in the State of Wisconsin, 1985. Revolutionary Lineages: Everyname Index to the Lineage Papers, Sons of the Revolution in the State of Illinois, 1986. Notes on the Ancestral Lineages of the Gradeless, Grayless, Hively, Leach, Linvill, Van Meter and Waugh Families of Whitley County Indiana, 1993. Index to Images of Whitley County, 1993. Thorncreek's Eternity Cities, 1993., Abstract of the George Rogers Clark Papers at the Virginia Library and Archives, editor 1998. Index to the George Rogers Clark Papers at the Virginia Library and Archives, editor 1998, Whitley County Indiana Marriage Applications Volumes 1-4, editor, 2000. Whitley County Tombstone Inscriptions, editor, 2000. Webmaster: Wisconsin Lineage Links, Illinois Lineage Links, Whitley County Historical Society, Genealogical Society of Whitley County.

Kodak International Snapshot Award 1970. Sons of the American Revolution: Silver Good Citizenship Medal 1978; National Membership Awards 1976-1978; Wisconsin Congressional Battle Star 1978, Meritorious Service Award 1998. Future Business leaders of America, Outstanding Advisor award, 1981. Sons of the Revolution General President's Special Commendation, 1985; SR Illinois Outstanding Service Award 1982. National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Community Service Award 1998, Sons of the Revolution in the State of Illinois Outstanding Service to the Society Award 1997. American College of Genealogists: Fellow 1984. Outstanding Business Educator 1988, Gregg Division, McGraw-Hill Publishing. Exemplary Outcomes Award 1991; Elmbrook Public Schools. Selected for 1993-4 Who's Who in American Education.

Computers, Genealogy, Local History, Photography and Philately.

Flintlock & Powderhorn 1981. Who's Who in the Midwest 1982-1983, 1988-1989, 1990-1991. Who's Who 1996-97, 1998-99, Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America, 4th Edition, 1992. The Studebaker Family in America 1976. Personalities of America 1983. Abbreviated Listings: 1975, 1978 Directory, Society of the War of 1812. 1975-1998 Yearbooks, Society of Indiana Pioneers. 1979, 1981, 1983, 1985 Directory, Indiana Sons of the American Revolution.

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