Carolyn Fitchett-Bins, 46, an educational consultant who specialized in English and a former D. C. public school teacher, died of cancer Thursday at Georgetown University Hospital.
Mrs. Fitchett-Bins, who was born in Washington, graduated from Dunbar High School. She earned a bachelor's degree in English at Howard University and a master's degree at the University of Chicago. She also studied at Northwestern and Georgetown universities.
From 1956 to 1964, she taught English and coached drama at Eastern High School. In the year she resigned, she received an award as an outstanding teacher from the D. C. Junior Chamber of Commerce.
She then moved to Chicago, where she taught creative dramatics at Hull House, the noted settlement house.
In 1965, Mrs. Fitchett-Bins moved to Newton, Mass., where she became an English specialist with the Education Development Center. From 1967 to 1972, she was a senior program associate at the Institute for Services to Education, working with predominantly black universities and colleges to improve the quality of instruction, particularly in reading and writing. During these years, she also taught in the Upward Bound program at the Boston campus of the University of Massachusetts, teaching English to inner-city youths bound for college.
Mrs. Fitchett-Bins, who returned to Washington in 1970, became an educational consultant after leaving the Institute for Services to Education. She wrote "Testing Your Child: A Handbook for Parents" for the D. C. Citizens for Better Public Education Inc. In 1974, she was a script writer for "Gettin' Over," a program produced by WNVT Telecomunications in North Springfield.
Since last September, she had been associate editor of Colloquia, a research journal about black women. She was working on a book called "Careers and Astrology" for teenagers.
In 1976, Mrs. Fitchett-Bins began selling real estate and worked for the Integrity Realty Company in Washington until her death.
Survivors include her husband, Milton Bins of Washington; a stepson, Gregory Milton Bins of Chicago; her mother, Carrie Fitchett, and one brother, E. Horace Fitchett Jr., both of Washington.
The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Cancer Research Institute Inc., 133 E. 58th St., New York, N. Y., 10022, or to the Duke Ellington School for the Arts, c/o Maurice Eldrige, Principal, 35th and R streets NW, Washington, 20007.