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Adair County Teachers, 1939
Historian Mike Watson provides an interesting look at the teacher selection process in the earlier part of the 20th Century in Adair County.
By Mike Watson
Where would this world be without teachers? I had some great ones! Last week was Teacher Appreciation Week and many deserving comments were made about the profession and about the individuals who give all they can to improve our children.
Here is a list of teachers--and all the community schools--in Adair County in 1939, including the Columbia schools. Segregation was still a part of life and segregated school were a fact of that lifetime. Note there were 96 schools in the county outside the limits of town.
County School Teachers Named:
Teachers for County's 87 White and Seven Colored Schools Elected Monday
Name Home-Bound Teachers
From the Adair County News, 19 April 1939, page 1
Teachers for Adair County's 87 graded and high school for white students and for 7 of the 9 colored schools were elected Monday by the Adair County Board of Education. In addition, three teachers were appointed to instruct the home-bound children of the county. The list of appointments follows:
City Board Elects Teachers
Reduction in School Taxes is Voted by City Board of Education at Meeting
To Add Commercial Department
From the Adair County News, 3 May 1939, page 1:
At a meeting of the City Board of Education Monday night, teachers for the coming year were elected. Prof. O.E. Huddle, who accepted a several years' contract last year, remains as superintendent of the City Schools, and Miss Mary Lucy Lowe will serve as principal of the high school. No faculty changes were made, either in the grades or high school. The teachers elected:
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