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Sally Quinby, educator, author of academic articles June 12, 1931 -- Sept. 22, 2009

Sally S. Quinby, of East Aurora, an area educator and author, died Tuesday in Buffalo General Hospital. She was 78.

The former Sally Sessions was born in Dunkirk and graduated from Fredonia High School. She earned her undergraduate degree in education at Fredonia State College, and master's and doctorate degrees in education from the University at Buffalo.

She taught children with learning and emotional disabilities for the Erie-Chautauqua Board of Cooperative Educational Services II for 25 years.

She was a special-education training and resource specialist, coordinated the School to Work Transition Program and administered a State Education Department grant for the Partnership of Parents and Professionals.

Mrs. Quinby served as president of the New York State Council for Exceptional Children With Learning Disabilities and on the National Board of the Council for Learning Disabilities.

She co-authored the Quick-Score Achievement Test, Hammill Multiability Achievement Test and the American School Achievement and Aptitude tests.

The author of many academic articles, she delivered many professional presentations worldwide.

In 1987, she was awarded the Outstanding Teacher Award by the Council of Learning Disabilities, and served as chairwoman of the School/Community Relations Committee for East Aurora Schools and served on the New York Lieutenant Governor's Task Force on "Aging Out."

Shortly after moving to the East Aurora area, she served as president of the East Aurora Newcomers Club.

Mrs. Quinby was a member of the Camp Fire Council of Buffalo and Erie County.

After leaving BOCES in 1994, Mrs. Quinby became a consultant for the Rigby Publishing Co. She also was an educational consultant and writer.

Survivors include her husband, Allan; one daughter, Mary Young; and two sons, Peter and Britton.

A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. today in Baker Memorial Methodist Church, Main and Center streets, East Aurora.

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