Title: Retired Educator
Location: Seminole, Florida, United States
Barbara Ann Little Stephens, Retired Educator, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in higher education.
Enthralled with the idea of becoming a teacher since her youth, Ms. Stephens received a Bachelor of Arts, with honors, from Earlham College in 1957 and a Master of Science from Butler University in 1971. In the earlier years of her career, she flourished as a secondary teacher in schools throughout Indiana, Florida and Colorado. Notably, she served as the head of the English department at Hallandale High School in Florida in 1973 before committing herself to higher education. For 33 years, from 1972 until her 2005 retirement, Ms. Stephens excelled as an adjunct professor at Nova Southeastern University, where she also conducted postgraduate studies in 1999. Since then, she has been a Bible study educator at the Northside Baptist Church in St. Petersburg, Florida, a facilitator for Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Effective People and a precinct committeewoman for the Republican Party Pinellas County.
Finding great success in her career, Ms. Stephens was the recipient of the Outstanding Volunteer Award from the Republican Party of Pinellas County in 1996 and the Outstanding Christian Award from the West Hollywood First Baptist Church in 1985. For her contributions to teaching, she was named Teacher of the Year in 1974 and Hollywood Hills Teacher of the Year in 1992, as well as granted the Miami Herald’s Silver Knight Teacher Award in 1994, which she cites as the highlight of her career. Attributing her success to her mentors, Mr. Craig and Ms. Odrain, she adds she feels honored to have lead several people to the Lord through her ministerial work. As a testament to her legacy, Ms. Stephens can also be found in the seventh and eighth editions of Who’s Who in American Education and the 22nd and 23rd editions of Who’s Who of American Women.
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