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Harriet Tyson

Harriet Tyson, American educational reform advocate. Recipient John Dewey award Montgomery County Federation Teachers, 1972, Writer's award International Reading Association, 1981.


  • Tyson, Harriet was born on August 3, 1930 in San Antonio, Texas, United States. Daughter of Alfred Knox and Katherine (Ferguson) Tyson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, George Washington University, 1953.


    • Teacher Montgomery County Public Schools, Bethesda, Maryland, 1959-1960. Art therapist District of Columbia General Hospital, 1960-1962, Arlington (Virginia) Mental Hygiene Clinic, 1962-1969. School board member Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, Maryland, 1972-1976.

      Program manager Institute for Educational Leadership, Washington, 1977-1980. Staff writer Council for basic Education, 1980-1982. Editor Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, Virginia, 1982-1983.

      Researcher Rand Corporation, Washington, 1983-1984. Program manager Council for Chief State School Officers, 1984-1986. Freelance educational writer, 1986—2010.

      Advisor Maryland Department Education, 1977-1978. Consultant/writer National Center for Science Education, Washington, 1989. Consultant District of Columbia Committee on Public Education, 1989-1990, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, Washington, 1990-1991.


    • Author: Who Will Teach The Children: Progress and Resistance in Teacher Education, 1984, A Conspiracy of Good Intentions: America's Textbook Fiasco, 1988. Contributor articles to professional journals.


    There is a large range of issues where Church should interact with politics in such areas as poverty and inequality, environmental issues, nuclear and chemical weapons and the harm caused by use of drugs and drinking.

    Party affiliation: Democrat


    As someone joins the group of people seeking to follow the way of Jesus, it means to respond to God's challenge and begin to share his relationship with God as Father.

    Denomination: Methodist


    Small groups inside the Methodist Church should be developed. Thus all members of “societies” could receive support and be challenged in their faith.


    • Married David L. Bernstein, July 13, 1962 (divorced 1984). Children: Mark (deceased 2007), Anne. Married William H. Willcox, May 23, 1992.
    • father: Alfred Knox Tyson
    • mother: Katherine (Ferguson) Tyson
    • spouses: David L. Bernstein
    • William H. Willcox
    • children: Mark Tyson (deceased 2007)
    • Anne Tyson
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    Born August 3, 1930
    Died September 15, 2010
    (aged 80)
    • 1953
      George Washington University
    • 1959 - 1960
      Teacher, Montgomery County Public Schools
      Bethesda, Maryland, United States
    • 1960 - 1962
      art therapist District of Columbia General Hospital
    • 1962 - 1969
      art therapist District of Columbia General Hospital
    • 1972 - 1976
      school board member, Montgomery County Public Schools
      Rockville, Maryland, United States
    • 1977 - 1980
      program manager, Institute for Educational Leadership
      Washington, United States
    • 1980 - 1982
      staff writer, Council for basic Education
    • 1982 - 1983
      editor Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
      Alexandria, Al Iskandariyah, Egypt
    • 1983 - 1984
      researcher, Rand Corporation
      Washington, United States
    • 1984 - 1986
      program manager, Council for Chief State School Officers
    • 1986 - 2010
      freelance educational writer
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