Sylvia Bliss Dodd


Title: Special Education Teacher (Retired)

Location: Hurst, Texas, United States

Sylvia Bliss Dodd, a Retired Special Education Teacher, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in teaching.

Following in her mother’s footsteps, Ms. Dodd has dedicated her life to education. Her goal was to help children at risk of falling through the cracks and not making it through school, which is why she was thrilled when Texas passed a law in 1969 requiring education for all children with disabilities. Ms. Dodd was serving the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District as a teacher at the time, and she jumped at the opportunity to become the director of special education. She served in that role from 1969 until her retirement in 1994.

Although Ms. Dodd is no longer working professionally, she continues to further her goal through community endeavors. She has served as the chair of the board of the United Community Centers Foundation since 2005, as a member of the board of directors of the United Community Centers Foundation since 2001, and as a member of the administrative board of the First United Methodist Church since 1995. Ms. Dodd also taught English to new immigrants through the United Methodist Church in 2018, and was a member of the General Conference Commission on the Status and Role of Women through the First United Methodist Church from 2004 to 2008, among many other roles. Her professional designations include a Master of Education from TCU and a Bachelor of Arts from Texas Wesleyan University.

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