With a passion for education and community empowerment, Alice has dedicated over four decades to both professions. Graduating with a BA from the University of Florida in 1971 and later earning an M.A.ED from the University of South Florida in 1977, Alice embarked on a transformative journey with the Peace Corps from 1971 to 1973 in Mali, West Africa, focusing on village health initiatives. Returning to the States, Alice spent the next 45 years within Polk County Public Schools, initially as a classroom teacher from 1973 to 1978, and later assuming roles as a literacy coach and providing district-wide middle school literacy support from 1988 to 2019. Beyond the classroom, Alice is a steadfast advocate for women’s rights, dedicating extensive volunteer efforts to the Women’s Resource Center (WRC) since the formation in 1983. Serving in various capacities, including President and Director, Alice has been instrumental in shaping the organization’s vision and impact, continuing to serve on the Board of Directors since 2023.

Alice’s unwavering commitment to education and community welfare underscores a lifelong dedication to enriching lives and fostering positive change. From the classrooms of Polk County to the boardrooms of the Women’s Resource Center, Alice’s leadership and advocacy have left an indelible mark, empowering individuals and communities to thrive. With a legacy of service spanning over four decades, Alice continues to inspire others through their passion, resilience, and unwavering commitment to making a difference.