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ca 1938

Contributed Aug 2006 by Marty Smith

The last principal of Ray School. Picture taken about

1936 - 1937? The school building is in the background.

(May 1874 - )

The daughter of Robert B. and Sarah M. Lindsay of Tuscumbia.

She never married, but devoted her life to the education of pre-schoolers. Her Free Kindergarten was the first kindergarten established  in Lauderdale County.


This undated newspaper photo of Miss Maud Lindsay was located in the Collier Library Archives, University of North Alabama.

Maud Lindsay
Coy Vesuvius Brown

(19 Sep 1904 - 1 Jul 1989)

Submitted by Paul R. Parker

Photo taken at old Wilson School about 1950

Miss Belle Walker taught her first year at Jacksonburg, six years at Underwood

 and 44 years at Wilson for a total of 51 years devoted to education in Lauderdale

County, Alabama. She came to Wilson in the fall of 1939 where she taught until

her retirement in 1983. Below is her lunch record book for 1949. Lunches were

15 cents. Students could bring money, fresh produce, or canned goods to pay

for their lunch.

Belle Walker


Submitted By Paul R. Parker

Miss Katharene Walker was born 10 Oct 1917, and died 6 Nov 1997. She was buried in the Gresham Cemetery, Lauderdale County, AL. She taught her first year in Helena, AL and the next 7 at Walker County High, 1940-48. She came to Rogers High School in 1948 where she taught until her retirement in 1985.


Science Teacher at Rogers High School Receives Coveted Honor From NSTA

     A Rogers High School teacher, Miss Katharene Walker, has been selected

as one of a dozen teachers from all over the nation to plan the 1963

convention of the National Science Teachers Association.
     This honor for Miss Walker is also an honor for the Lauderdale County

school system. In view of this the Board of Education for the above county

has offered to give Miss Walker release time for Nov. 12 - 14 while she is in

Chicago attending the first meeting of the small group.
     This committee of which she is a member is called the national

committee and it will not only plan the convention, which will be the ninth

for the NSTA, but each member will be responsible for a part of the program.
     Miss Walker Plans to make the trip to Chicago by train.
     A member of the Rogers High School faculty for the past 12 years, Miss

Walker is now head of the science department at that school. When asked

about the organization that she belong to Miss Walker laughingly said that

she is "a joiner" and began to prove it.
     She is a member of the American Association of University Women, the

Florence Business and Professional Women's Club, a life member of National

Education Association, National's Science Teachers, American Association of

the Advancement of Science, American Association of Biology Teachers,

Alabama Academy of Science, Tennessee Academy of Science, and Beta Beta,

Beta, the national biology fraternity.
     Miss Walker, who resides at Rt. 5, Mars Hill Road, Florence, explains that

NSTA is a part of NEA.  [Nov. 1, 1959 written in ink.]

Katharene Walker
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