At DENISE RANARD EDUCATIONAL SYSTEMS & SERVICES, we believe in the power of children's literature, know that there is a tremendous need to get children's literature into the classrooms across this nation, and are particularly interested in finding ways to assist educators in recognizing the potential of quality children's literature as an instructional tool. Towards this end THE DENISE NOTEBOOKS were developed to be used with selected pieces of children's literature.
Dr. Marta Denise Collier - Executive Director
Experience, passion, excellence...these words describe Marta Denise's commitment to providing high quality educational materials for low costs suited to the budgets of school systems, independent teachers, parents and other caregivers. With over 30 years of classroom teaching experience, Marta Denise possesses a passion for educating our children and ensuring that they are prepared for the challenges of their educational pursuits. Having supplemented her two children's educations after regular school hours for years Marta Denise dreamed of a way to help improve the quality of educational materials available to fellow educators. That dream became a reality with the birth of D.R.E.S.S. in 1988. The Denise Notebooks are a division of Denise Ranard Educational Systems and Services. Marta Denise also offers consulting services to school systems and other educational organizations. Marta Denise is an alumna of Earlham College and holds an MEd and PhD in Early Childhood Education and Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Iowa.
Atty. Willyerd Ranard Collier, Sr. - Business Manager
Every successful business needs a person to handle the nuts and bolts of the operation. Willyerd Ranard brings to D.R.E.S.S. over 18 years of experience as higher education administrator. His duties to D.R.E.S.S. include the overall business plan, overseeing marketing and new product development and Human Resource management. Willyerd Ranard is an alumnus of Wabash College and holds a JD from the University of Iowa. He is a long-standing member of the Georgia Bar Association.
Ms. Marta Gwyn Collier M.A. - Director of Public Relations and Marketing
"Nothing is too good for our children," is Marta Gwyn's motto. Her primary duties to D.R.E.S.S. include design and layout of The Denise Notebooks, the company's marketing plan and special event coordination. With over 10 years of e-networking and e-commerce, research and product development experience, Marta Gwyn shares the companys passion for promoting progressive products to the education arena. Marta Gwyn is an alumna of Tougaloo College and holds a Masters in Sociology from The Ohio State University.