1. Education

Women Teachers and Educators

Women teachers and educators: women who made a contribution to the field of education.
  1. Mary McLeod Bethune (12)
  2. M. Carey Thomas (5)

Katharine Lee Bates
Katharine Lee Bates is best known as the author of the words to "America the Beautiful." Less known is her work as a poet and as an English professor and head of the English Department at Wellesley.

Hallie Quinn Brown
"Lady Dean" (Dean of Women) of Tuskegee Institute, Hallie Quinn Brown taught in public schools and universities and was also a lecturer and organizer for the causes of civil rights for black Americans and equal rights for women.

Marjorie Lee Browne
Marjorie Lee Browne was one of the first black women to receive a doctorate in mathematics

Emily Davies
A profile of Emily Davies, British suffrage worker and educator.

Beatriz Galindo
Beatriz Galindo biography - profile of a tutor of Queen Isabella, Catherine of Aragon, and Juana the Mad.

Maria Mitchell
Maria Mitchell was the first professional woman astronomer in the United States and was a professor of astronomy at Vassar College.

Maria Montessori
A profile of Maria Montessori, developer of the Montessori method of childhood education.

Charlotte Angas Scott
Charlotte Angas Scott was the first math department head at Bryn Mawr University, and initated the College Entrance Examination Board. She was also, as a mathematics student, a pioneer who was not officially permitted to take the traditional oral exam at the end of her education at Cambridge University.

M. Carey Thomas
A profile of M. Carey Thomas, pioneer in women's education as president of Bryn Mawr. Less known: her effort to ensure that Johns Hopkins University Medical School would be open to women students on an equal basis with men.

Lucy Wheelock
A profile of Lucy Wheelock, mathematician and pioneer in women's higher education.

Margaret Haley
Haley helped organize Chicago schoolteachers into an effecive union.

Inez Beverly Prosser
A pioneer African American woman in the field of educational psychology, Prosser was also one of the first black women to earn a Ph.D.

Stoning to Death a Young Teacher
If you think violence in the schools is something new, read this account of the 1870 stoning of Etta Barstow in Canton, Massachusetts.

Ella Flagg Young
Ella Flagg Young was the first woman appointed as superintendent of a major school system (in Chicago).

Anne Sullivan Macy
Famous as "Teacher," the woman who unlocked the world of communication for Helen Keller. She herself was nearly blind.

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