Title: Retired Teacher
Location: Phenix City, Alabama, United States
Bertha M. Alexander, Retired Teacher, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in elementary education.
Originally interested in becoming a nurse due to the influence of her cousin, Ms. Alexander came to the conclusion that she did not want to see patients suffer. Pondering her future, she felt she would be most valuable in establishing the foundation for student’s educational careers as an elementary educator. Ms. Alexander went on to receive a Bachelor of Science in elementary education from Rust College in Holly Springs, Mississippi in 1965 and a Master of Science in elementary education from Troy State University in Troy, Alabama in 1982. After attaining her undergraduate degree, she commenced her first teaching job at Bob Woods Elementary in Gunnison, Mississippi, remaining until 1970. For the next three years, she taught at Dixie Elementary School in Russell County.
Most recently in her teaching career, Ms. Alexander taught in the Lithonia Russell County School District in Phenix City, Alabama from 1973 until beginning her retirement in 2005. Excelling in a 40-year career, she had taught all subjects of first grade, second grade and kindergarten. Notably, Lithonia Elementary School honored Ms. Alexander as Teacher of the Year in 1975 and Teacher of the Month in 2004. She attributes her success to the trust that she had from other administrators, along with the parents of the students. To remain abreast of her industry, she maintains affiliation with the American Education Association, the Retired Educators Association and the National Education Association. In her spare time, Ms. Alexander enjoys reading, puzzles and traveling to Washington, D.C.
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