Hughesville Instructors

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1893/94 Academic Year:   Ms. Hannah A. Young of Snickersville  was a “colored” instructor who operated on a second grade certificate. Source: Lists of Teachers, 1892-1975 (  18931894ColoredReel4418Census of Colored Teachers 1893/94 – March 30, 1894), Richmond, Virginia, USA: Virginia Department of Public Instruction/Education.Instruction/Education. (The previous year she instructed at Silcott Springs).

  • 1894/95:  Luanna Tate of Silcott Springs instructed on a Third Grade certificate. Source: Lists of Teachers, 1892-1975 (  1895ColoredA Census of Colored Teachers 1894/95 – Done Dec 10, 1894), Richmond, Virginia, USA: Virginia Department of Public Instruction/Education.Instruction/Education.
  • 1895/86:  No records
  • 1896/97:   Miss Lurinda Duvall of Lincoln instructed on a 3rd grade permit. Source: Lists of Teachers, 1892-1975 (1897ColoredCombined  Census of Colored Teachers 1896-97 – Done Dec 15, 1896), Richmond, Virginia, USA: Virginia Department of Public Instruction/Education.
  • Gap  ( 1897 – 1924)
  • 1924/25   Blanche Elizabeth Gibson.  Born 1904 and lived in Winchester.  Was paid $50 a month for the 1924/25 academic year, which was her only period of teaching in Loudoun.  A graduate of Storer College.  Source:  Term Reports and Teacher Records, LCPS Archives.
  • 1925/26.   Marie T. Bryant.  Her record indicates she had a year’s experience by 1925 but this was her only year teaching in Loudoun, for which she was paid $45 a month.  Born 1903, resided in Washington, DC and graduated from Princess Anne Academy. Source:  Term Reports, LCPS Archives and Teacher Records.
  • 1926/27 and 1927/28, Missing.
  • 1928/29.   J.A. Arter.  Mr. Arter was born May 27, 1901, dis 4 years at Bennett College and then the German Theological Seminary.  Teacher Records, LCPS Archives.
  • 1930/31.   In July, 1930 Bettie Coates was appointed the colored teacher at Hughesville.   Coates had one year of experience at the time, that being in Loudoun at Waterford.  She graduated from Dunbar High School in Washington, DC and also received education at the Manassas Industrial School in the summer.  She was paid $60 a month.
  • 1931/32:  Mildred J. Boyde.  Born Feb 16, 1903.  Graduated from Dunbar High School in Washington, DC, as well as Miner Normal, from which she graduated in 1923.  Source: Teacher Record, LCPS Archives.
  • 1932/33-1933/34.   Elizabeth Craig Jones.  Born 6/27/1915.  Graduated from Lancaster PA High School in 1923 and then Westchester Normal in 1928. Source: Teacher Record, LCPS Archives
  • 1934/35 – 1935/36.  Willie Mae Hairston.  Miss Hairston was born October, 1905, made her home in Staunton and attended Virginia State College.  She also came to Hughesville with 8 years of experience behind her, but chose to instruct in Loudoun only for the 1934-1936 period. Source: Teacher Record, LCPS Archives.
  • 1936/37.   Mse Randolph.  Term Reports, LCPS Archives.
  • 1937/38 – 1940-42.  Ms. Helen Lee, born July 16, 1917.  Made her home in Purcellville and studied at Storer College.  Source: Teacher Record, LCPS Archives. Loudoun Times Mirror, Times Staff, School Board (from page 1), pg 2 showed colored teachers. April 16, 1942.
  • 1942/43.   Ms. Leona C. Brunswick.  Born Sept 16, 1919.  Home was Bolivar, West Virginia.  Graduated from Storer High School in 1939 and then a program at Storer College in 1942
  • 1943/44.  Luvenia A. Ramey.
  • 1944/45 – 1945/46  Luvenia R. Lucas
  • 1946/47.  Edith V. White.

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