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Article about the school board meeting listing the teachers from Westport at "the County Institute at Independence."
Biographical article about Anna Edwards, a teacher retiring after 58 years of service, beginning her career in 1916 at the Ashland school until becoming "principal of the Kansas City Boys' Orphan Home"...
Always Moving, Always Changing
February 23, 2014
Interview with Yvonne S. Wilson, former director of education for the Kansas City School District and Missouri state representative for the 42nd District. Wilson responds to questions regarding her involvement...
Berenice Maxine Turner Pryor, A Longtime Teacher
February 15, 2011
Tribute to Berenice Pryor (Mackie) who taught in the Kansas City school district for 42 years mostly in the second grade. Schools where she taught included Yates, Greenwood and Pershing elementary schools...
Board of Education: Teachers Selected for the Schools for the Coming Year
Article about the teachers selected for the Westport public schools--Main, Knickerbocker, Penn (also called "colored"), and Troost.
Civil-Rights Leader Nutter Dies at 97
February 12, 2004
Instrumental in the 1949 ruling desegregating Merriam's schools, Corinthian Nutter, a civil-rights pioneer, died February 11, 2004. The article reviews her role in the Webb v. School District 90 as well...
Deaths and Funerals: Miss Alma Betz
Photo and obituary for Alma Betz, "90, of 300 West 51st Terrace, a teacher in the Kansas City public schools 46 years and the daughter of the late Carl Betz, founder of physical education programs in 1885."...
Deaths: Miss Amanda B. Rucker
Obituary for Miss Amanda Rucker, "84, of the Park Lane hotel, 4600 Nichols parkway, a teacher in the Kansas City school system" for 44 years. Native of Huntsville, Missouri starting in 1900 as a teacher...
Deaths: Miss Ethel Walker
Obituary for Miss Ethel Walker, "4949 Tracy, an educator here 50 years." Native of Illinois coming to Kansas City about 1900 and teaching at kindergartens in the Kansas City School District from 1904 to...
Deaths: Mrs. Mabry M. Bills
Obituary for Mrs. Mabry Bills, dying at the age of 72, a teacher in Kansas City of "mathematics and science a[t] Central Junior High, Manual High, Northeast Junior High, Southwest High, and Bingham Junior...
Obituary for Miss Elizabeth Whitney, an elementary school teacher for 44 years at the Ashland School, Allen School, Graceland School, and Pinkerton Schools before dying at the age of 87 in 1972.
Obituary for Miss Emily Overstreet, a teacher in Kansas City schools for 53 years and dying at the age of 75 on August 29, 1970.
Obituary for Miss Grace Leedy, a teacher at high schools such as Manual High School, born in Texas and dying on September 13, 1969.
Harley Selvidge Dies
Photo and obituary for Harley Selvidge, "81 years old, long known as the dean of Kansas City high school coaches." Native of Holden, Missouri becoming "supervisor of boys' physical education of all high...
Obituary for Miss Helen Howell, a teacher of home economics for 24 years at Southeast High School, also teaching at Northeast Junior High School and several elementary schools, dying on August 25, 1970,...
Jeremiah Cameron Earns Ph.D. Degree
May 17, 1959
Biographical article about Jeremiah Cameron, "instructor of English at the Lincoln high school." Cameron completed his "Doctor of Philosophy degree in English" from Michigan State University in 1959. He...
Obituary for John Claude Wolfe, or John Wolfe, a teacher in rural Jackson County schools dying at the age of 81 on June 26, 1970.
Leader of the Band
August 3, 2011
Fetaure article about Jim Neihart who directs a summer band camp. Neihart, 82, hosts a free eight-week summer camp for sixth-, seventh-, and eight-graders. Held at Wornall Road Baptist Church, which donates...
Leaves a Home Post: Nettleton Presidency Given Up by Miss Lucy Bigelow
Article about Lucy Stowe Bigelow and her career in public service, including the establishment of a private school from 1890 to roughly 1938, as well as the presidency of the George H. Nettleton Home for...
Lewis Recalled as Mentor to Generations of Kansas Citians
December 25, 2009
Article and obituary for Hilary M. Lewis (62), a local educator who positively influenced generations of Jewish Kansas Citians. During her 35-year educational career, Lewis served as a teacher and principal...
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