Who’s Who of Humanitarians and Philanthropists

Mary S. Duncan, PhD

Title: Educator, Trainer, Presenter, Leader

Company: Education Advocate

Location: Topeka, Kansas, United States




  • Tools for Motherhood (founder, creator)
  • Belize (keynote speaker panel)
  • Belize, Teachers Conference, Central America (international presenter, 2024, 2023, 2020)
  • Butler Community College
  • Children’s Discovery Museum
  • Coordinating Council on Early Childhood Developmental Service (governor’s representative)
  • Friends University
  • Friends University Alumni Advisory Board (past president)
  • Haiti Teachers Conference (leader of conference)
  • Children’s Discovery Museum (founding board member, exhibits design member)
  • Kansas Coordinating Council for Early Childhood Developmental Services (governor’s representative, past chairperson)
  • Kappa Delta Pi
  • MOPS International (mentor mom, MOPS Magazine advisor)
  • National Early Childhood Education Board (former representative)
  • OMEP World Conference, Panama City, Panama, 3-day Conference (2019)
  • Oxford Roundtable Symposium for International Scholars (2024, 2019)
  • San Juan Porto Rico International Symposium (presenter)
  • State Level Education Council (former chairperson)
  • Walden University, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Education (2016)
  • Wichita State University (BA, 1985)
  • World Education Conference (presenter)
  • World Organization (OMEP) for Early Childhood Education (past board member, US Chapter)


  • Teacher of Important Motherhood Strategies, with a Focus on Early Childhood, Preparation for School Readiness, and Long-Term Success
  • Author, Five Books
  • Inspiring and Motivational Presenter
  • State, National and International Speaker on Tools for Motherhood Material
  • State Level Trainer on Mentoring and Leadership Development
  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2023)
  • Inductee, Top Professionals of the Year, Marquis Who’s Who (2023)
  • Volunteer Service at an Orphanage in Port-au-Prince, Haiti (2017)
  • Recipient, Plaque, Friends University Alumni Advisory Board (2016)
  • Inductee, Alpha Epsilon Xi Chapter, Kappa Delta Pi (2011)
  • Certification, Kansas Teacher (1985)
  • Recipient, Certificate of Appointment, Council on Early Childhood Developmental Services, State of Kansas
  • Recipient, Certificate, Oxford Round Table
  • Recipient, Plaque of Appreciation, Friends University Alumni Advisory Board
  • Recipient, Plaque of Recognition for Outstanding Service, Topeka Alumni Advisory Board

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