Beth Norton Silvercloud, American Artist, psychotherapist. License certified social worker. Named Person of Year Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission. Member Massachusetts Curriculum Reform Committee; panelist-grant review New England Art Foundation, Boston, 1989, 91. Member NASW, New England Association Group Therapists, Cranberry Country Weavers, Union Visual Artists, Mortar Board, Pi Lambda Theta, Delta Phi Delta.
Rev. Elijah Tate married (Chickasaw) Sarah ? on Lookout Mtn, Tenn.; Luther M. Jones (lived during youth on Okla. Res) married Maud Alice Denniston. His mother, Alice (Wright )Jones was part of the Forced Removal.
Silvercloud, Beth Norton was born on July 11, 1937 in Kansas City, Missouri, United States. Daughter of Mellvill Morgan Norton Junior and Florene Elizabeth (Jones) Norton.
Bachelor of Science in Education, University Missouri, 1960. Postgraduate, Massachusetts College Art, 1967. Master of Education in Counseling, Fitchburg State University, 1977.
Certificate Of Advanced Graduate Studies, Bridgewater State College, 1992.
Teaching assistant department applied arts, U. Missouri, Columbia, 1958-1960;teacher middle grades, Leawood (Kansas) Public Schools, 1963-1965;teacher gifted students, Brookline (Massachusetts) Public Schools, 1965-1966;supervisor art, Scituate (Massachusetts) Public Schools, 1967-1969;director education, Spectrum Inc., Shirley, Massachusetts, 1974-1975;artist, therapist, The School We Have, Concord, Massachusetts, 1975-1978;staff psychologist, Brockton (Massachusetts) Multi-Svc. Center, 1978-1980;private practice, Bridgewater, Massachusetts, since 1980;artist-in-residence, Massachusetts Council for the Arts, Boston, since 1985;member of faculty, Museum School, Fuller Museum, Brockton, since 1991. Founding member Governor's Advisory Council on Handicap Affairs, Boston, 1980-1984;presentor National Conference American Art Therapy Association, 1982, 84.
Exhibited in numerous one-person and juried museum shows, since 1975. Inventor weaving apparatus.
Member Massachusetts Curriculum Reform Committee. Panelist-grant review New England Art Foundation, Boston, 1989, 91. Member National Association of Social Workers, New England Association Group Therapists, Cranberry Country Weavers, Union Visual Artists, Mortar Board, Pi Lambda Theta, Delta Phi Delta.
Avocations: sailing, swimming, singing, song writing.
Married Herbert Severance, October 7, 1978. Children: E. Lynne Rienstra, Harrison Booth, Alicia Manley.