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Glenetta Rivers Burks, American principal. Certified England and business teacher, secondary school principal, Arkansas. Grantee Rockefeller Foundation, 1989, Arkansas Power and Light, 1989-1990, Southeast Arkansas Coop, 1990-1991, Department Education, 1991-1992, Arkansas Serve American, 1992-1993.


Burks, Glenetta Rivers was born on September 3, 1938 in Kingsland, Arkansas, United States. Daughter of Horace Lee and Evelyn Magdalene (Hope) Rivers.


Bachelor of Science in Education, University Arkansas, Monticello, 1960. Master of Science in Education, Ouachita Baptist University, 1990. Master of Science in Educational Administration, University Arkansas, Little Rock, 1991.

Postgraduate, University Arkansas, Little Rock, 1992.


English teacher, Lonoke (Arkansas) Public School, 1959-1960; English teacher, assistant to superintendent, Rison (Arkansas) Public School, 1960-1962; English teacher, Warren (Arkansas) Junior High School, 1964-1991; principal, Warren (Arkansas) Junior High School, since 1991. Writing consultant State of Arkansas, Little Rock, since 1985. Reader Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, Little Rock, since 1990.

State coordinator Promising Young Writers Program.


  • Certified England and business teacher, secondary school principal, Arkansas.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Blue Ribbons, 1985, also short stories.


Social norms that assume different standards for women than for men in marriage are outdated and should be rejected. Laws in civil society should define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.


People are called to love God not only with their hearts, but also with their minds. All things should be considered through the light of reason. In order to do that, it is necessary to become aware of different points of view and be able to develop critical thinking in relation to any political or social problem.


Chairman Bradley County Library. Board; president Warren Junior Auxiliary. Member Warren Planning Commission.

Member National Education Association, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Arkansas Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Arkansas Association Educational Administrators, National Council Teachers English (president), National Council Teachers English, Arkansas Education Association.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: writing, golf, reading.


Married Joe Elbert Burks Junior, June 24, 1962. Children: Joe Elbert III, Memory Hope, Rockland Rivers.

Horace Lee Rivers

Evelyn Magdalene (Hope) Rivers

Joe Elbert Burks Junior

Rockland Rivers Burks

Memory Hope Burks

Joe Elbert III Burks