Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Minerva Brown has been a teacher for 31 years.

aunt minerva collection
Twenty-one of those years has been in CSD #1. She taught years in Rm#17 at Truman Elementary, and 14 years in Rm #1 at Ervin Jr. High School.
Mrs. Brown was born and raised in Harrison County near Bethany, Missouri. She attended rural school in that area, and was a graduate of the Gilman City High School. She received a B.S. and M.A. degree from the Northeast State Teachers College at Kirksville, Missouri. Minerva says she got her education the old fashion way, "She EARNED It." She taught school in the fall, winter, and spring to have enough money saved to attend college in the summer. There were no federal grants at that time.
Minerva has always been an active member in the teachers association. She can't recall when she didn't serve on some committee.
Mrs. Brown's immediate family consists of her husband, Lawrence Dale Brown, who retired from CDS #1 in 1981, a son Gale Brown who resides in Kansas City, Missouri.
Minerva plans to return to north Missouri to the "family" farm. She plans to "ENJOY" her home, family, friends, and travel. Otherwise she plans for her life to be very flexible. Her hobbies are antiques and flea markets.

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