The Bridge of Peace: The Life of George Spivey ‘68 (Olivia O'Connor '26, Fall '23)

The Bridge of Peace: The Life of George Spivey ‘68

Who is Brother Spivey?

George Spivey, born in the Bronx, New York City, on August 4, 1946, embarked on a remarkable journey that led him from the busy city to the tranquil woods of South Jersey's Mizpah. With humble beginnings in a low-income, country community, he went on to study at Dartmouth College. On June 1, 1968, just days before George's graduation, he wed the love of his life, Ruth Spivey, and together they moved to Falmouth, Massachusetts. George's continuing educational pursuits initially took him to Rutgers University for a law degree, but his true passion lay in education. He furthered his studies at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education, where he honed his skills. George went on to become a transformative principal at East Falmouth Elementary School, leaving a lasting impact on staff and students alike. Today, as a dedicated substitute teacher, George Spivey continues to inspire and shape the lives of the youth, reaffirming his commitment to a brighter future for generations to come. His journey is a testament to the power of passion and unwavering dedication to making a positive impact.

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