In the early years of her life, Audrey Jane Wolfinger was influenced by her brother, who was a science teacher. During his years of teaching, her brother leveraged Ms. Wolfinger’s assistance while he was working through curricula. It was while aiding her brother when Ms. Wolfinger discovered her passion for literature. Therefore, her brother suggested that she attend library school. Drawing upon a Bachelor of Science in education from Kutztown State Teachers College from 1955 and a Teacher’s Certificate from Temple University in 1957, Ms. Wolfinger later earned a Master of Science in library science from Florida State University in 1970.
Ms. Wolfinger spent nearly 30 years at Neshaminy School District in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, in which she excelled in a myriad of positions. From 1955 until her retirement in 1984, she served as a member of the administrative librarian staff. During this time, she served Neshaminy Junior High School as a librarian and audiovisual coordinator from 1955 to 1976, as well as a librarian at Neshaminy High School from 1976 until her retirement in 1984. Although her career has been filled with achievements, she is especially proud of teaching students how to conduct research inside and outside of the classroom environment.
Additionally, Ms. Wolfinger has been acclaimed for her professionalism and her involvement in the arts, particularly in theatre. Although in her retirement, she is interested in Baroque piano music, reading British mystery novels, genealogy and indexing records. Notably, she served as the editor of the Wolfinger Family Newsletter between 1988 and 2004, having previously sat on the board of directors of the Neshaminy Valley Music Theatre from 1964 to 1965.
Throughout her career, Ms. Wolfinger has maintained membership with a number of industry-specific organizations, such as the Bucks County Genealogical Society, for which she served as vice president, president and resource center director. Since 2001, she has served the Bucks County Genealogical Society as president pro tem. Furthermore, she is affiliated with the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution, National Society of Daughters of the American Colonists, National Genealogical Society, Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, and both the Kutztown University and Florida State University Alumni Associations.
Looking toward the future, Ms. Wolfinger intends to continue enjoying her well-deserved retirement.