Sheree Fahlberg earns lifetime achievement recognition

World biographical publisher Marquis Who’s Who has presented former Union County resident Sheree L. Fahlberg with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. 

The honor celebrates Fahlberg’s many years of experience in her professional network.

She has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her field. 

As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals who are profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. 

Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Fahlberg lived in the Anna-Jonesboro for 38 years. For the past five and a half years, she has lived in Jonesboro, Ark.

Fahlberg taught in the Illinois public school system for more than 30 years. 

Retiring as a special education resource teacher at the Carbondale Community High School in 2011, she formerly taught special education at Goreville Unit School between 1993 and 1994. 

She also taught both special education and physical education and coached sports at several other schools, including Cairo Junior High School, Anna-Jonesboro Community High School, Tri-County Education Center and the Egyptian Unit School at Tamms.

During her tenure, Fahlberg spent time as a GED instructor at Shawnee Community College near Ullin.

She also worked as a consultant in adaptive physical education rehabilitation services at the Alton Mental Health and Developmental Center, was a cooperative teacher of student teaching at Southern Illinois University and was a presenter at Science in the South.

Proud of her many years of devotion to her students, Fahlberg especially enjoyed getting reluctant learners to understand what they were being taught. 

She gives a lot of credit for her career choice to one of her childhood friends’ mother and father, who were both educators and served as mentors to her as a child.

A former member of the Council for Exceptional Children, Fahlberg remains active with Phi Theta Kappa and the Women’s Athletic Association. 

In her community, she has volunteered her time with the Northeast Arkansas Baptist Hospital.

She was an assistant Cub Scout master and Cub Scout den leader for the Boy Scouts of America in Anna.

She was a youth soccer coach and recreational t-ball and soccer coach, and volunteered for local swim meet competitions. 

Since 2015, Fahlberg has been involved as a member of the Northeast Arkansas Baptist Hospital Auxiliary, Elks Lodge No. 498 and the Jonesboro Foundation of Arts Organization.

Fahlberg has been cited in the sixth edition of Who’s Who in American Education and the 20th edition of Who’s Who of American Women. 

She has held an associate of arts degree from Black Hawk College since 1975 and a bachelor of science degree from Southern Illinois University since 1978. 

She is a certified kindergarten through 12th grade teacher in the State of Illinois and is certified in emotional disorders, learning disabilities and behavioral disabilities for kindergarten through 12th grade in the State of Illinois.

Married to the late Mark Randolph Fahlberg for 38 years, Fahlberg has two sons and one grandson. 

Her husband was a teacher at Century Unit School at Ullin for more than 30 years.

Their sons, Zach and Todd, graduated from Anna-Jonesboro Community High School.

In retirement, she enjoys staying active by swimming and weight training and she especially enjoys the outdoors, where she has the opportunity to go hiking and traveling.

In Jonesboro, Ark., she also is involved with the NEA Memorial Baptist Hospital Auxiliary and the Foundation of Arts-Women’s Share Circle.

She is a Craighead election worker/poll sheriff, attends Central Baptist Church, is involved in Jonesboro’s Newcomer’s Club and is a Trim Gym member.

Fahlberg has signed up to substitute teach in area schools.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to her profession and the Marquis Who’s Who community, Fahlberg has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Information about the honor can be found online at

Since 1899, when A. N. Marquis printed the First Edition of Who’s Who in America, Marquis Who’s Who has chronicled the lives of the most accomplished individuals and innovators from every significant field of endeavor.

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