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Dorothy Eloise McCoy

Dorothy Eloise McCoy, American writer, educator. Certified secondary teacher. Recipient Teacher of Year Paul Caplan Humanitarian award, 1981, Advanced Senior Option Program award, 1968.


  • McCoy, Dorothy Eloise was born on September 4, 1916 in Houston, Texas, United States. Daughter of Robert Major and Evie Letha (Grimes) Morgan.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Rice University, 1938. Master of Arts, Texas Agricultural and Industrial University, 1968. Postgraduate, Indiana University, 1971.

      Postgraduate, University California, Berkeley, 1972. Postgraduate, University California, Santa Cruz, 1977.


    • Bachelor Corpus Christi (Texas) Independent Schools, 1958-1984, Master of Arts, 1985. Freelance writer Corpus Christi, from 1987. Co-owner United Iron and Machine Works, 1946-1982.

      Freelance lecturer; master teacher National Council Teachers English, 1971, National Humanities Faculty, Concord Massachusetts, 1977-1978. Member steering committee Education Summit, Corpus Christi, 1990-1991, member summit update, 1991.

    Major achievements

    • Certified secondary teacher.


    • Author: A Teacher Talks Back, 1990, Let's Restructure the Schools, 1992. Contributor articles and columns to professional journals.


    Senior advisor to the United States Congress, Washington, 1982-1985. Trustee Corpus Christi Libraries, 1987-1990. Member Corpus Christi Museum.

    Member Friends Corpus Christi Libraries, chairman publicity committee, 1988. Participant Walk to Emmaus Group, 1990, UPDATE, University Texas, 1978-1992. Consultant Library. Board Democracy competition American 2000.

    Secretary administrative board First United Methodist Church, 1992-1993. Member American Association of University Women, League of Women Voters, Phi Beta Kappa.



    Gardening, writing.


    • Married Roy McCoy, May 22, 1942. Children: Roy Junior, Robert Nicholas (deceased).
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    Born September 4, 1916
    Died May 7, 2008
    (aged 91)
    • 1938
      Rice University
    • 1968
      Texas Agricultural and Industrial University
    • 1971
      Indiana University
    • 1972
      University California
    • 1977
      University California
    • 1946 - 1982
      co-owner United Iron and Machine Works
    • 1958 - 1984
      Bachelor Corpus Christi (Texas) Independent Schools
      Ma, Jordan
    • 1985
      Bachelor Corpus Christi (Texas) Independent Schools
      Ma, Jordan
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