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Elementary education educator

Nora Kathryn Bickel, American Elementary education educator.


Bickel, Nora Kathryn was born on October 25, 1938 in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of Charles DeWitt and Sylvia Irene (Campbell) Wimer.


Bachelor of Science, Slippery Rock University, 1968. Master of Education in Reading, Slippery Rock University, 1970.


Elementary teacher, Moniteau School District, West Sunbury, Pennsylvania, 1967-1969;reading specialist, Butler (Pennsylvania) Area School District, 1969-1972;elementary teacher, Butler (Pennsylvania) Area School District, 1972-1997;lead teacher, Butler (Pennsylvania) Area School District, 1989-1997;retired, Butler (Pennsylvania) Area School District, 1997;consultant, State of Pennsylvania, Department Education, Division Assessments & Reports. Member of advisory board for reading testing division Pennsylvania Department Education, Harrisburg, since 1986. Presenter in field.


God wants to see people productive, creative, useful, and supremely happy, within an environment of spiritual perfection, health, peace, and love.


There is a large range of issues where Church should interact with politics in such areas as poverty and inequality, environmental issues, nuclear and chemical weapons and the harm caused by use of drugs and drinking.


In a society where self-interest, acquisitiveness and individual happiness are often seen as the over-riding interests, the Church, and Christians within it, are called to witness meanings, values and purposes beyond ourselves.


Member National Education Association, National Council Teachers English, International Reading Association, Pennsylvania Education Association, Butler Education Association, Butler County Reading Council (president), Keystone State Reading Association (board directors since 1985, executive board 1986-1998, regional board directors 1986-1998), Grange (past officer Slippery Rock and Pennsylvania).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: photography, sewing, crafts, reading, crocheting.


Married Clifford Eugene Bickel, August 25, 1956. Children: Diana Sue, Steven Paul, Shirley Eileen.

Charles DeWitt Wimer

Sylvia Irene (Campbell) Wimer

Clifford Eugene Bickel

Diana Sue Bickel

Steven Paul Bickel

Shirley Eileen Bickel