Ms. Fielder was born in Pittsburgh PA on September 11, 1935.
She graduated with her BS degree from Tuskegee Institute in Tuskegee, Alabama in 1957 before continuing her education at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio in 1959, with a Master’s in Social Work.
After moving to Fayetteville, NC in the early 1980’s, she worked with the Cumberland County Department of Social Services as a Children’s Protective Service Worker. She them moved over to School Social work at Reid Ross middle School and E.E. Smith High School.