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Secondary school educator , writer , poet

Patricia Morse-McNeely, American Poet, writer, middle school educator. Certified teacher, Texas, professional counselor. First recipient Bernice Milburn Moore scholarship award University Texas Austin Alumni Association, 1972, Award of Achievement International Biographic Centre, 1998, Woman of Year Application Binary Interface, 1998, Most Admired Woman of Decade, Application Binary Interface, 1998.


Morse-McNeely, Patricia was born on April 2, 1923 in Galveston, Texas, United States. Daughter of Bleecker Lansing Senior and Annie Maud (Pillow) Morse.


Bachelor of Science in Education, University Texas, 1972. Doctor of Laws in Educational Psychology/Special Education, University Texas, San Antonio, 1976. Master of Arts in Educational Psychology/Counseling, University Texas, San Antonio, 1981.

Special Education in Counseling.


Secretary various companies, Galveston & Austin, Texas, 1941, 1945—1949. Secretary to director Parks and Recreation, Galveston, 1946—1947. Deputy clerk Court of Civil Appeals, 1947-1948.

Police stenographer Austin Police Department, 1970-1974. History and special education teacher Northeast Indiana School District, San Antonio, 1974-1976. Special education teacher Southwest Indiana School District, 1978-1981.

Vocational adjustment coordinator East Central Indiana School District, 1981-1982. Counselor, teacher Stockdale Indiana School District, 1982-1984. Clinic secretary Humana Hospital, Dallas, 1985-1987.

Teacher history, special education and language arts Dallas Indiana School District, 1987-2000. Retired, 2000; secretary University Texas Medical Branch. TSTA/National Education Association association representative Hill Middle School, Dallas, 1990—1991, E.B. Comstock Middle School, Dallas, 1991—2000.


  • Certified teacher, Texas, professional counselor.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (poet) Texas City, 1947 (awards poetry & other writing), A Gift of Love, 1978, The Key, 1991, The Gull's Quill, 2001, 1st & 2nd edition, 2005, Pat's Portfolio, 2002, From Mother's Writings (family & friends), 2005, My Counting Calendar, 2007. Contribr. Ghostly Tales from Amer.

      Jails Anthology, 2007. Author: The Inconstant Moon, 2008, Short Stuff, Come into Me, 2010, numerous poems and short stories in literature publications and anthologies. Contributor articles to newsletters, newspapers and professional journals.


International chairman ad hoc committee for writing chapter leadership training program Parents Without Partners, Chapter 93, Austin, 1968. Vice president zone, correspondent secretary, library, various committees Parents Without Partners, International, 1965—1974, Parents Without Partners International, Inc., 1976—1978. Newsletter editor Parents Without Partners, Inc., 1967—1972.

2 citizenship modules Education Service Center, Region 20, San Antonio. Member of AARP, National Education Association (life), Association American Poets, Hill County Book Festival (board member since 2008), Academy Amer Poets, San Gabriel Writers League, National Trust for Education (trustee), University Texas Austin Alumni Association (First Recipient Bernice Milburn Moore scholarship award Austin Texas 1972), University Texas, International Library. Poetry (San Antonio) (Hall of Fame 1997), National Education Association Retired (life), TSTA-R (life.

Delegate to Texas State Teachers Association Conference, Massachusetts 1976, 1981, 1991-1997), International Society Poets (life).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: writing, reading, music, sewing/handicrafts, book collector.


Married Chalmers Rankin McNeely, March 22, 1949 (divorced August 1959). Children: David Lansing McNeely, Timothy Ann McNeely Caldwell, Patricia Grace McNeely Dragon, Abigail Rankin McNeely.

Bleecker Lansing Senior Morse

Annie Maud (Pillow) Morse

Chalmers Rankin McNeely

Timothy Ann McNeely Caldwell Morse-McNeely

Patricia Grace McNeely Dragon Morse-McNeely

David Lansing McNeely Morse-McNeely

Abigail Rankin McNeely Morse-McNeely