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educator , writer

Alyce Mitchem Jenkins, American writer, educator. Certified teacher Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio, New Jersey. Recipient Congressional Angel in Adoption award, Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute, 2005; Knapp graduate fellow, University Wisconsin, 1960-1961.


Jenkins, Alyce Mitchem was born on November 3, 1935 in Harvard, Illinois, United States. Daughter of John Foster and Queenie Black Mitchem.


Bachelor, University Colorado, 1957. Master of Science, University Wisconsin, 1961.


English teacher Crystal Lake High School, Illinois, 1957—1960. Demonstration teacher Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, 1961—1962. English, social studies teacher H. Schenk Junior High School, Madison, Wisconsin, 1962—1966.

Homebound teacher Cleveland Public Schools, 1971—1976, 1977—1978. Teacher social studies Laurel School, Shaker Heights, Ohio, 1977—1978. English instructor Kean University, Union, New Jersey, 1980.

Social studies, English teacher Middlesex High School, 1980—1985, 1993—1994. Freelance writer, since 1985. Founder, leader Rainbow Writers, Bridgewater, 1992—1995.


  • Certified teacher Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio, New Jersey.


Founder, leader Connected Hearts Adoption Triad Support, North Plainfield, New Jersey, 1997—2007. Instructor, mentor Sisters Aftercare, Bridgewater, 2001—2008. Member advisory board New Jersey Adoption Resource Clearing House, 2003—2006.

Writing teacher Oshen Lifelong Learning Institute, Rutgers University, 2009—2010. Board directors Friends of New Brunswick Free Public Library., 2005—2008, vice president, 2007—2008. Member of Somerset Children's Writers, Society Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (award committee, Magazine Merit awards 1999, Magazine Merit award 1996), Pi Lambda Theta, Kappa Delta Pi, Phi Beta Kappa.


  • Other Interests

    Genealogy, reading, gardening, writing.


Married Reese Valmer Jenkins, December 27, 1962. Children: David William, Elizabeth Ann Jenkins Manfredi.

John Foster

Queenie Black Mitchem

Reese Valmer Jenkins

David William Jenkins

Elizabeth Ann Jenkins Manfredi Jenkins