Class of 1960
Class of 1962
I was a Graduate of Englewood High School, Class of 1960. I received my Bachelor’s Degree from Chicago State University at which time it was called Chicago Teachers College. I also received my Master’s Degree and an Administrative Endorsement (Type 75) from Chicago State University as well.
I taught at the Mary C. Terrell Elementary School at 5410 South State Street from 1964 until 1990 when I became Principle of Hartigan Elementary School at 41st and State Street. Hartigan was renamed Hartigan Community Arts Specialty School in 1996. I continued as Principle of Hartigan Community Arts Specialty School until 2004 when the school was closed due to demolition of the Robert Taylor Homes. Even thought our students continued to attend Hartigan (some by bus and others were driven by parents or relatives). The Chicago Board of Education decided to consolidate those students who continued to live in the area in a school that housed other students who also lived in the area. I then became Principle (2004 – 2007) of Libby Elementary School at 54th and Loomis. I retired from the Chicago Public Schools in August 2007. During my Principalship at Hartigan, I received numerous awards, one of which was the Readers Digest American Hero in Education Award. I appeared on “Good Morning America” in honor of this.
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