Title: Pre-School Educator
Company: Broward County Schools
Location: Madison, Indiana, United States
Constance Bivens, Pre-School Educator at Broward County Schools, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of education.
Always loving children and spreading positivity anywhere she goes, Dr. Bivens dedicated her career to working as an educator. Loved and revered by many, she touched the hearts and changed the lives of all those whom she has encountered. In preparation for her career, Dr. Bivens earned a Bachelor of Science in 1960 and a Master of Science in 1966, both from the George Peabody College for Teachers, now Vanderbilt University, and has earned a Doctor of Education from Nova Southeastern University in 1982. Though she has earned these degrees, Dr. Bivens does not believe learning ever stops, which is why she loves traveling and visiting schools in different parts of the world.
Dr. Bivens has held numerous positions throughout the course of her career. She has been a teacher for Broward County Schools in Fort Lauderdale, FL, from 1960 to 1961, Jefferson County Schools in Louisville, KY, from 1961 to 1962, Fort Knox Schools in Kentucky from 1962 to 1964 and Madison Consolidated Schools in Indiana from 1964 to 1965. She then returned to Broward County Schools in 1965, working there until her retirement in 1997. Related to her main pursuits, Dr. Bivens has been an education consultant from 1978 to 1980 and on the committee for the K-Adult Council of Nova Schools in Fort Lauderdale, FL, from 1976 to 1978. She attributes her success to her many mentors, greatly enjoying her time at the Nova Schools of Fort Lauderdale as it was a research and development center where she worked with other teachers and tried many new teaching strategies.
Dr. Bivens has always been glad to serve children and help them feel important. She remembers a career highlight to be one day when she walked out of her office and found a young girl sitting outside of her office, waiting to be picked up from school. The girl who had gotten in trouble with the school was waiting outside of Dr. Bivens’ office because she knew that Dr. Bivens would not be upset with the girl and would still love her. This moment is a testament to Dr. Bivens’ dedication to her students and the respect and admiration her students had for her. In addition to dedicating herself to her students, Dr. Bivens has volunteered her time with the First Christian Church in Madison, IN, serving on the women of faith group since 2005, the chancel choir and bell choir since 2007 and on the evangelism committee. Now that she is retired, Dr. Bivens maintains her involvement in various endeavors through the First Christian church and Ivy Tech College.
An outstanding addition to any group she has been affiliated with, Dr. Bivens has held membership with numerous organizations. She has been on the state research committee of Alpha Epsilon since 2005 and is a member of the Jefferson County Historical Society and the National Education Association. Dr. Bivens also holds membership with the American Association of University Women, the Red Hat Society and the International Order of the King’s Daughters and Sons. Furthermore, Dr. Bivens has previously been a member of numerous committees of Delta Kappa Gamma as well as with Alpha Epsilon.
Dr. Bivens has shared her creative abilities with the world, writing “Boots, Butterflies, and Dragons.” She has received the Sara Ferguson Achievement Award from Delta Kappa Gamma in 1990 in recognition of her excellent education acumen. A testament to her notoriety, Dr. Bivens has been presented with The Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award and has been featured in multiple editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who of American Women.
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