Dr. Amity Pierce Buxton Founder Straight Spouse Network
Recently, Dr. Amity Pierce Buxton has been recognized by Creative Media Group for demonstrating brilliance, excellence, and dedication as a mentor.
Amity Buxton attended Conneticut college for women and Marymount College where she graduated in 1951 with her Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and History. In 1952, she received her Master of Arts Degree in English from Columbia University. Finally, in 1962, Ms. Buxton received her Ph.D. in English and Education from Columbia University. She also obtained Administrative Credentials and Teaching Credentials from the State of California, Michigan and New York. Part of a Network of educational leaders across the country and the U.K, She developed active learning, Interdisciplinary curriculum for schools and developed a teachers center for teachers in the San Francisco Bay area, while working within a project of the San Francisco state funded project. In Oakland California she trained teachers for de-segregating schools. Then 23 years ago she, Dr. Buxton founded The Straight Spouse Network. This international organization is dedicated to providing personal and confidential support and information to heterosexual spouses and partners, former and current, of gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender mates and mixed-orientation or trans/ non trans couples. The network helps spouses couples and they are better able to resolve coming out problems and related feelings. Dr. Buxton learned from personal experience after her husband revealed to her he was gay.