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Anderson County Schools
Teaching Certificates Issued August, 1907

Teachers' examinations were offered from one to four times a year. The certificates issued were valid from sixth months (with a "Third Grade" certification), to a year ("Second Grade") and two years for those who earned a "First Grade" certificate. Salaries were also determined by experience and the higher rated certificate, so the "First Grade" rating was sought by all who took the test.

Certification also determined which grades you could teach. A "First Grade" certificate allowed you to teach 1st-12th grade, a "Second Grade" from 7th grade down, and "Third Grade" recipients could only teach the primary grades.

"Summer Institutes" were held during the month of August, with experienced teachers conducting classes in curriculum, teaching methods and classroom management to those hoping to become teachers. Most counties required you to attend these institutes before taking your exam.

Lifetime certification could be earned at a university when the graduate demonstrated for three years that he/she was a successful teacher.

First Grade: Second Grade: Third Grade:
Evelyn Chapel Nellie Bruce Edward Taylor
Helena Stomp Ottie Cunningham Lillie Bruce
Florence Hull Grace Sarver Virginia Hiner
Maud Bruce Susie Osborn
George Dodds Frances Osborn
J. Q. Wycoff Lela Rozell
Sarah Bentley Leah Stephenson
Mae Webber Maggie Dodds
Nellie Brownrigg Lester H. Beading
Belle Brownrigg Grace Pattie
Mae Certain Ethel Wycoff
Walter B. Wise Irena Gadelman
C. W. Tompson Frank Mansfield
Myrtle Jackson Mary McEvoy
Mrs. Aura Wright Blanch McKisson
Neva Calvert Jennie Ressel
W. I. Tompson Ila Palmer
Bertha Day Lou Willson
Iva Oman Nettie Niles
Floy Steele Ida Kinney
Anna Wise Mae Randall
Fred Gallegly Maud Nelson
Nellie Champ Bessie Mulkey
Gretta Hubbard A. H. Cunningham
Stella Steinbacher Josephine Depew
William McConn Anna Skourup
Mabel Wilkin Eva Hodson
Jessie Nye Irene Hassy
Thresa Cunningham Pearl Cook
Ruby Porter
Russell Steele
Myrtle Davis
Mary Gitchell
William P. Woods

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