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educator , librarian

Catharyn Petitt Roach-Reeves, American Librarian, educator. Certified elementary teacher, Texas; certified library, Texas. Recipient Green Angel award Girl Scouts United States of America, 1985.


Roach-Reeves, Catharyn Petitt was born on September 25, 1950 in Houston, Texas, United States. Daughter of Robert Duane and Nelma Belle Petitt.


Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Dallas Baptist College, 1974. Master of Library Science, North Texas State University, 1976. Doctor of Philosophy in Library.

Science, University North Texas, 1989.


Teacher, library, White Hall School, Cedar Hill, Texas, 1976-1978; library, Patton Elementary School, Dallas, 1978-1983; library, Macmillan Elementary School, Dallas, 1981-1982; library, George Washington Carver Elementary School, Dallas, 1982-1986; library, Arlington Pk. Elementary School, Dallas, 1982-1986; library, W.L. Cabell Elementary School, Dallas, 1986-1990; library, Dan D. Rogers Elementary School, Dallas, since 1990. Presenter various workshops.

Consultant (video) In Search of a Library. Adventure, 1995.


  • Certified elementary teacher, Texas. Certified library, Texas.


Troop leader Girl Scouts AM., 1982-1988, council trainer, 1987-1988. Instructor Dallas Museum Natural History, Summer Educational Program, 1984-1987. Honorary life member Parent-Teachers Association, 1990, 93.

Member Texas Library. Association, Texas Association School Libraries, Dallas Association School Libraries (vice president, president electrical 1991-1992, president 1992-1993, Elementary Library of the Year 1992-1993, Positive Parents of Dallas Library. Apple award 1992-1993), Delta Kappa Gamma, Alpha Chi, Lambda Sigma Alpha, Phi Lambda Theta.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: rubber stamp art, doll collecting, cake/cookie decorating, needlework, collecting Beatrix Potter and Laura Ingalls Wilder books and memorabilia.


Married Paul Alton Roach, August 21, 1971 (divorced August 1982). Married Gary L. Reeves, November 27, 1991.

Robert Duane

Nelma Belle Petitt

Gary L. Reeves

Paul Alton Roach