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Special education educator , poet

Nancy Midwood Phipard was American special education educator, poet. Recipient Editor's Choice award, International Library. Poetry, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2003, The Best Poems and Poets of 2003, 2004, 2005.


Phipard, Nancy Midwood was born on January 31, 1929 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Daughter of William Henry and Jean Estelle (Dubbs) McAdams.


Student, Mount Holyoke College, 1946—1949. Bachelor, Wellesley College, 1973. Master of Education, Boston College, 1975.


Director conferences and in-service training, Chairman of the Board, Massachusetts Association for Children with Learning Disabilities, Waltham and Framingham, 1969-1975;chairman core education teams, consultant to special programs, grant writer, Needham (Massachusetts) Public Schools, 1974-1979;president, feature writer, South Dakot Associations, Inc., Wellesley, Massachusetts, 1980-1981;director public relations, women's career conference, Babson College, Wellesley, Massachusetts, 1982;retired. Member program evaluation team Massachusetts Department Education, Quincy, 1978.


  • Other Work

    • Author (as Nancy Brown, with Louis Dickstein): Psychological Reports, 1974. Author: (poems) Portraits of a Life, 1996, Fields of Gold, 1996, Ever-Flowing Stream, 1997, Best Poems of 1998, 2002, Colors of the Past, 2000, Echoes of Yesteryear, 2000, America at the Millennium, The Best Poems and Poets of the 20th Century, 2000, Memories of Tomorrow, 2000, Journey to Infinity, 2000, Theatre of the Mind, 2003 (The Best Poems and Poets of 2003, 2004, The Best Poems and Poets of 2004, 2005).


Board of directors, chair community relations Lincoln Child Center, Oakland, California, 1983-1985. Docent California History Society, San Francisco, 1982-1987. Board directors, fund raiser Hospice of Palm Beach County South, Palm Beach, Florida, 1993-1997.

Board directors La Coqueille Villas, Inc., Manalapan, Florida, 1994-1998. Member International Society Poets (distinguished member), Phi Beta Kappa.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: tennis, travel, duplicate bridge.


Married Kenneth E. Brown, June 17, 1949 (divorced). Children: Christopher M. Brown, Jennifer Progodich, Michael H. Brown, Jeffrey D. Brown. Married Arnold J. Midwood, Junior, July 2, 1980 (deceased).

Married Harvey F. Phipard, January 14, 1998 (deceased).

William Henry McAdams

Jean Estelle (Dubbs) McAdams

Kenneth E. Brown

Arnold J. Midwood

Harvey F. Phipard

Christopher M. Brown Phipard

Jennifer Progodich Phipard

Michael H. Brown Phipard

Jeffrey D. Brown Phipard