Category: Teachers

Former student recalls memories of Mexican School, integration and caring teachers

Also, Miss [Signe] Quick and Principal Claude Berkman didn’t tolerate bullying of Hispanic kids. Sometimes Mr. Berkman would ride the school bus to keep kids in line. He helped me understand that some people don’t see that we’re all just people. He believed that children should be taught to respect everybody.

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1914-10-14 Teachers allowed to attend some evening activities

During a Called Meeting of the Board of Trustees on October 14, 1914 Board Minutes the following Resolution passed: “All teachers in the Public School may attend Chorus Practice at Trinity College, choir practice at any of the churches and any Exercises pertaining to the school Work any night during the Week. Any question arising in regard to the conduct of the Teachers, their privileges etc must be brought to the school Board by the Supt. and adjusted by the School Board and Superintendent.”   Note: During the Victorian era in Texas and across the United States, female school...

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