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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.


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, Corpus Christi (Texas) Independent Schools, 1985;freelance writer, Corpus Christi, since 1987;co-owner, United Iron and Machine Works, Corpus Christi, 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.


  • Certified secondary teacher.


  • Other Work

    • 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.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: gardening, writing, lecturing, teaching.


Married Roy McCoy, May 22, 1942. Children: Roy Junior, Robert Nicholas (deceased).

Robert Major Morgan

Evie Letha (Grimes) Morgan

Roy McCoy

Roy Junior McCoy

Robert Nicholas McCoy (deceased)