Jeannette’s teacher at Welch High School and her namesake. Miss Bivens was also Dad’s teacher when he was in school, and was the first person to really believe in him, he says. Miss Bivens is also the faculty advisor for the school newspaper that Jeannette edits. She is a consistent source of support and encouragement for Jeannette.
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Part 3: Welch
...she can fit in and meet people without having to pay for uniforms or equipment. Miss Jeanette Bivens , the organizer, was also Dad’s beloved English teacher who, he says, was the first... (full context)