Barbara A. Pierce

Barbara Pierce

Title: Elementary School Educator
Company: Mount Vernon City School District
Location: White Plains, New York, United States

Barbara A. Pierce, Elementary School Educator at Mount Vernon City School District, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in elementary education.

With over 40 years of professional experience, Ms. Pierce is an accomplished and passionate educator who began her career teaching elementary school in Mount Vernon in 1968 and officially retired in 2003. However, she did return as a permanent substitute teacher with the school system for six additional years.  She now focuses much of her attention on creative writing. To date, the author has written 11 children’s books and 2 Black history books. Ms. Pierce one of five siblings, was born in Memphis, Tennessee. Her mother, wanting to give her children a better education, relocated her family to New York where opportunity appeared easier to attain. After graduating from high school Ms. Pierce took a job as a telephone operator to earn enough money to attend college. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Cheyney University in Pennsylvania. Subsequently, Ms. Pierce attended the College of New Rochelle where she received a Master’s of Science Degree in education and reading. In was during this time she came upon the realization that she enjoyed spending her spare time, writing, as it was one of her passions.

Some of Ms. Pierce’s books include 3 books of poetry “Whichever Way the Wind Blows”, “From an Ant Hill Springs a Mountain”, “Just South of the Rainbow”, and a fable “The Emperor’s Regret”. Most recently, the author wrote 2 new stories “Mama Lupita’s Puree Ole’” and “Sophie Virginia and the Little Red Boots”. Her 2 Black history books share the same title, “Remembering Our Black Trailblazers and Their Legacies I and II.” As a testament to her professional success as an educator, she was a recipient of the Jenkins Award from the Parent Teacher Association of Mount Vernon.

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