Kathleen Mitchell papers, 1882-1939

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Kathleen Mitchell papers, 1882-1939


Kathleen Mitchell (1870-1955)


Kathleen Mitchell was born in Athens, Ga. on June 1, 1870. As a youth, she attended Madame Sosnowski School in Athens. After graduating at age 17, she began teaching at Whitehall, Ga. While attending the state normal school in Athens, Mitchell worked as a supply teacher for the city school system.

After graduating from normal school, Mitchell took Teacher's Aid courses at Columbia University, New York University, Chicago University and the University of Georgia.

In 1897, Mitchell moved to Atlanta with her family to Atlanta, where she began a forty-five year career with the Fulton County School system. She served as principal at Virginia Avenue School in College Park, until 1915 when she was named Primary Supervisor for the entire district, a position she held until she retired in 1939.

Mitchell was instrumental in establishing Parent-Teacher Associations in Fulton County, as well as assisting in curriculum and text transitions.


Kathleen Mitchell


Fulton County Schools Archives, Hapeville, Ga


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