BARON SHORT BIO -
A former high school & college science teacher, aerial photographer, and current pilot, Irene Baron also worked with Battelle Memorial Institute under contract with the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Advanced Research Projects Agency, Research & Development Center in Thailand as an Information Specialist and Writer.
The Circus Clown Alphabet – An Illustrated Book: Published as a digital edition in 2011.
Unraveling the Christmas Star Mystery. Awarded First Place, Gold Medal, 2013 Exemplary Christian Education Book by the Illustration Book Awards by the Jenkins group.
Baron is currently working on a paranormal thriller series, the first volume to be published in 2015. She has one daughter. Ms. Baron currently resides in Ohio.
BARON LONG BIO -
Irene Baron began her writing career as an Information Specialist with Battelle Memorial Institute under contract to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Advanced Research Projects Agency, Supreme Command Center, Research & Development Center-Thailand. With this organization she authored the Geology and Hydrology sections of the classified Mekong River Project book. Under the World Engineers Joint Council in London, UK she studied Coordinate Indexing, Procedural Steps, Information Systems, Syntactical Problems, Information Retrieval, Thesauri, Relationships of Knowledge, Information Data, etc. Awarded National Science Foundation fellowships at Texas A&M University, Portland State University, and the University of Missouri graduate schools she studied Geology, Minerals, Vulcanology, Oceanography, and Meteorology. Her degrees include Hiram College, BA and Ohio University, MA. Ms. Baron has presented workshops for the Science Education Council of Ohio, Ohio Earth Science Teachers Association, state and regional organizations.
For over twenty years Baron held the position of high school Astronomy and Earth Science teacher, also teaching at the college level. She was the Administrator/Instructor for the Regional and International Marine & Insular Biology taught in cooperation with the International Field Studies, Forfar Research Station, Andros Island, Bahamas with their land based and sailing programs. As multi-year Editor of the Ohio Earth Science Teachers Newsletter she authored numerous educational articles. Educational certification has included Assistant Superintendent, High School Principal, Middle School Principal, and Teacher for all sciences grades 7-12. She is also an instructor in Classical Drawing.
As a private pilot, Baron is rated in the Piper Cherokee and the Piper Arrow airplanes. In 2004 her aerial photograph of the National Flags and the National Flag truck won a national award with Smithsonian Magazine. Some of her additional awards include: Aker Outstanding Teacher-Tandy Technology Award, AT&T Ohio Science Teacher of the Year, Governor’s Fellow, Hiram College Alumni Association Annual Award for achievement, Jennings Scholar, Ohio Academy of Science Outstanding Science Teacher, Ohio Technology Teacher of the Year, Outstanding Earth Science Teacher – National Association of Geoscience Teachers-East Central Region, and is listed in several different sets of national and international Who’s Who books. Her volunteer work has been primarily with the American Red Cross as Water Safety Director for Muskingum County where she also taught First Aid and swimming for 14-years. She volunteered with the Local and National Ski Patrol 4-years. Ms. Baron lived in Thailand 4-years, Germany 2-years, visited 27-countries, and has lived in various states within the United States. She currently resides in Ohio.
The idea for Unraveling the CHRISTMAS STAR Mystery originated when Irene Baron received 68-NASA astronomy computer programs while teaching Astronomy. After much research, she found positive evidence supporting the Christmas star event. With extensive studies in archeology, history, and ancient art, she found records describing how ancient astronomers and astrologers used celestial symbolism to interpret the greatest birth announcement in the history of mankind, the birth of Jesus Christ. This book was awarded the First Place, Gold Medal as the 2013 Exemplary Christian Education Book in the Illumination Book Awards by the Jenkins Group.