Fun In The Sun

Shared by Adrienne Bins on October 29, 2011

Milton loved to watch the squirrels play..He also liked to play.

Disney Cruise 1999

Shared by Adrienne Bins on November 2, 2010

The Bahamas was our favorite vacation destination.  Sometimes we stayed on Cable Beach and other times on Paradise Island...but where ever we were, we really and truly enjoyed swimming in the crystal blue water, lying on the beach and dining on fresh fish.

Washington Post Story

Shared by Adrienne Bins on November 1, 2010
Milton Bins; education consultant

Wednesday, October 27, 2010; 11:43 PM 

 Milton Bins, 75, an education consultant who was a past deputy executive director of the Council of the Great City Schools, an education advocacy group, died Oct. 10 at his home in Leesburg, Fla. He had colon cancer.

Mr. Bins joined the Council of the Great City Schools in 1974 as a senior associate for programs and policy. He was deputy executive director from 1985 to 1992, after which he became an education consultant for technology companies. He retired in 2000.

He was a native of Hazlehurst, Miss. He received a bachelor's degree in mathematics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1959, a master's degree in mathematics from Chicago State University in the early 1960s and a master's degree in education from the University of Pennsylvania in 1970.

He lived in New York and Chicago, where he taught high school math, before moving to Washington in the mid-1970s. In 2004, he moved to Florida.

He received a lifetime achievement award from the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation in 2001 and was recognized for outstanding advocacy and support of public education by the Council of the Great City Schools in 1985.

He was a chairman and founder of the Douglass Policy Institute, an education think tank, and was a D.C. delegate at the 1988 Republican National Convention.

His first marriage to Gladys Minor ended in divorce. His second wife, Carolyn Fitchett Bins, died in 1981 after eight years of marriage.

Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Adrienne King Bins of Leesburg, Fla.; a son from his first marriage, Gregory Bins of Homewood, Ill; a stepson, Randall Jackson of Tavares, Fla; two sisters; three grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

- Lauren Wiseman

Visit to Tel Aviv, Israel

Shared by Adrienne Bins on October 21, 2010

The Superintendent of Schools of Tel Aviv was our host  and arranged for this wonderful way to experience the Mediterranean Sea in Tel Aviv. 

Birthday With Friends

Shared by Adrienne Bins on October 21, 2010

Milton loved celebrating his birthday with good friends. (Sylvester Williams, Milton, Crystal Kuykendal, Columbus Salley)  Crystal was not only Milton's high school student, but also his goddaughter....and they shared birthdays  (December 11th).

Shared by Adrienne Bins on October 21, 2010

Milton's former students Faye Askew,          ,Richard King  (my brother) and Robert Washington joined us for brunch  at our home in Washington, D.C.  to reminisce. (1982)

Travel To Israel

Shared by Adrienne Bins on October 19, 2010

When Milton was with the Council of the Great City Schools he coordinated the Student Exchange Program with the America Israel Friendship League.  Because he loved this project so much, it sometimes took up most of his time.  The director of CGCS, Sam Husk, would have to remind Milton that he had other responsibilities.

This was the first of the exchange programs at the  Council and it gave Milton the opportunity to travel to Israel on seven different occasions to work out the details for the high school students who would participate.  His counterpart at the America Israel Friendship was Ilana Artman who became one of his dearest friends.

After our marriage in 1982, Ilana insisted that I accompany the group.  I was reluctant at first, as Israel was not at the  top of my list of foreign travel destinations.  Was I wrong!  It should have been.  It was the most amazing experience visiting Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Haifa and meeting with education officials, Knesset members and several elementary school.  personnel and children.  I could then understand why Milton was so devoted to the program.




Parker Family Reunion

Shared by Adrienne Bins on October 19, 2010

Milton attended several of the Parker Reunions.  This photo includes 3 of his former students from Hyde Park: Leo King ( third from left rear), Richard King (second from left rear), Faye Askew King (in front of Richard).

It also includes his stepson, Randall Jackson (far left) and granddaughter, Asia ...the cute little girl in front.


Life's Passions Live On

Shared by Dorothy Bins on October 18, 2010

This is an amazing tribute. Thankyou for all your hard work and loving input.

Milton was a doting, yet not possessive father and grandfather. He spoke often of his grandson, John, and granddaughter, Jennifer. I remember he wanted detailed information when John played tennis tournaments and expressed pride in John's accomplishments. Milton beamed with pride on Jennifer's graduation from Drake University.

We are blessed he at least saw pictures of his great granddaughter, Brooke Lynne. He would have had an amazing impact on her life, and she would have wound him around her little finger. We'll make sure she honors his memory.


Dorothy Brockington Bins


Great Grandaughter at Six Weeks

Shared by Adrienne Bins on October 17, 2010

Newest Baby Bins, Brooke Lynne born August 2010

Milton & Adrienne 25th Anniversary Cruise

Shared by Adrienne Bins on October 17, 2010

Celebration of 25th wedding anniversary.  Cruise to Mexico on Norwegian Cruise Lines-November - 2007.

BINS: Three Generations

Shared by Adrienne Bins on October 17, 2010

Visit to Tarpon Springs Florida 2008

Gregory Milton, John Milton and Milton

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