the glass castle
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Miss Bivens is a teacher at Welch High School. Miss Bivens is Jeannette's faculty adviser for the school newspaper. She also was Rex's English teacher when he attended the school, and the teacher who convinced him to stay in school and get his diploma. Rex named Jeannette after this teacher.
Jeannette becomes increasingly involved in the school newspaper and is promoted to editor-in-chief by her junior year of high school. When Chuck Yeager visits Welch High School she is even permitted to conduct a one-on-one interview with him. Because of her work on the newspaper, students stop making fun of Jeannette and begin to treat her like the cheerleaders and varsity athletes.