This scrapbook was presented to Kathleen Mitchell from the various employees of the district at the time of her retirement.
Mitchell (1870-1940) served in the Fulton County School System for forty-two years . Born in Athens, she attended the State Normal School and began her career with Fulton County in 1897. Mitchell was influential in bringing Progressive Era curriculum to Fulton County, having studied Education at Columbia University and the University of Chicago. In her role as Primary Supervisor, she promoted manual training and beautification of school grounds as part of learning, as well as emphasized the role of education in communities. She was also instrumental in promoting the Georgia Teachers’ Association, the Fulton County P.T.A. and the Atlanta Chapter of the Association for Childhood Education – an organization that would later bear her name.