Frances Spiegler has been living in Tucson for a few years now, having moved from southern Maryland where she taught 6th grade math for five of her nineteen years as a public middle school teacher. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education and a Master’s degree in Special Education. She was choir director at her former church for fifteen years. Fran is a member of Christ Community Church in Tucson where she plays clarinet in the orchestra. Her love of music comes from her father who continues to sing at age 88! She is the oldest of nine children and her and her husband, Allen, have been married for over 30 years. They have two adult children and two grandchildren who all live on the east coast. She thoroughly enjoys knitting, photography and reading Bible books like Isaiah and Ephesians. An amazing fact about Fran is that she integrated three elementary schools before the Civil Rights Act of 1965!
Interesting fact about me: I integrated an elementary school (along with two others) before the Civil Rights Act of 1965. My very first teacher didn’t want me and the other African-American student in her classroom, so we were put in the cloak closet for half of the day. My real first-grade teacher took us into her classroom later that day and I flourished under her.