Rose Philippine Duchesne
Rose Philippine Duchesne, R.S.C.J. (August 29, 1769 – November 18, 1852), was a French Religious Sister and educator. Along with the foundress, Madeleine-Sophie Barat, she was a prominent early ...
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T. Ryland Sanford
Thomas Ryland Sanford (September 4, 1878 – April 8, 1952) was the first President of the Chatham Training School.
Sanford was born at Montross in Westmoreland County, Virginia. His parents w...
Joseph Burnett (educator)
Joseph Burnett (1820–1894), educator, was born in Southborough, Massachusetts in November, 1820 and died there in 1894. He was an innovator in the production of premium vanilla extract in the United S...
Horace Dutton Taft
Horace Dutton Taft (December 28, 1861 - January 28, 1943) was an American educator, and the founder of The Taft School in Watertown, Connecticut, United States.He was born at Cincinnati, Ohio, the you...
Katherine Pettit
Katherine Rebecca Pettit (February 23, 1868 – September 3, 1936) was an American educator from Kentucky who contributed to the settlement school movement of the early 20th century.
Born the ...
Stephen G. Wentworth
Stephen G. Wentworth (1811–1897) was the founder of Wentworth Military Academy in Lexington, Missouri.Stephen Girard Wentworth was born in Williamstown, Massachusetts, on October 10, 1811, a descendan...
June Buchanan
June Buchanan (June 21, 1887 – May 31, 1988) was an American educator and the co-founder of Alice Lloyd College in Pippa Passes, Kentucky.
According to P. David Searles' book, A College for ...
William E. Peck
William E. Peck was born in New York City, New York, on September 13, 1849. He is the founder of Pomfret School in Pomfret, Connecticut, a small boarding school. Peck founded the school in 1894 with ...
Grenville C. Emery
Grenville C. Emery (born 1843) was an educator, author, head master and founder of what is now the Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles, California.Emery was born July 19, 1843 in Ripley, Maine to J...
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John Phillips (educator)
John Phillips was an early American educator and patron of schools. He graduated from Harvard College in 1735. Among many other activities, he was a trustee of Dartmouth College from 1773 to 1793 an...
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William R. Webb
William Robert Webb (November 11, 1842 – December 19, 1926) also known as Sawney Webb, was an educator who founded The Webb School and served briefly as a Democratic United States Senat...
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Dwight L. Moody
Dwight Lyman Moody (February 5, 1837 – December 22, 1899), also known as D.L. Moody, was an American evangelist and publisher, who founded the Moody Church, Northfield School and Mount Hermon School i...
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Emma Willard
Emma Hart Willard (February 23, 1787 – April 15, 1870) was an American women's rights activist who dedicated her life to education. She worked in several schools and founded the first school for wome...
William Creech, Sr.
William Creech, Sr. (1845 – 1918) was an American philanthropist. "Uncle" William Creech is remembered for his contributions to improve Harlan County, Kentucky.
Uncle William Creech donated ...
Beverley Randolph Mason
Beverley Randolph Mason (1 September 1834–22 April 1910) was a renowned educator and founder and principal of the Gunston Hall School for young women in Washington, D.C. Mason was a great-grands...
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Hans Maeder
Hans Karl Maeder (December 29, 1909 – September 8, 1988) was an innovative educator who founded the Stockbridge School in Stockbridge, Massachusetts and served as its director and headmaster for 23 ye...
Samuel Phillips, Jr.
Samuel Phillips, Jr. (February 5, 1752 – February 10, 1802) Merchant, manufacturer and patriot, Phillips is considered a pioneer in American education.
Samuel Phillips Jr. was born in Andove...
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Mary C. Wheeler
Mary Colman Wheeler (May 15, 1846–March 10, 1920) was the founder and first head of the Wheeler School in Providence, Rhode Island. She was born in Concord, Massachusetts, on May 15, 1846. She gradua...
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Eva Moskowitz
Eva Sarah Moskowitz is founder and CEO of Success Academy Charter Schools and was a City Councilmember for the Upper East Side, both in New York City.Her later work has centered on education. Besides ...
Howard Hille Johnson
Howard Hille Johnson (February 19, 1846 – February 8, 1913) was a blind American educator and writer in the states of Virginia and West Virginia. Johnson was instrumental in the establishment of ...
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John Murray Forbes
John Murray Forbes (February 23, 1813 – October 12, 1898) was an American railroad magnate, merchant, philanthropist and abolitionist. He was president of both the Michigan Central railroad and ...
Sherman Day Thacher
Sherman Day Thacher, (November 6, 1861 - August 5, 1931), was the founder and headmaster of The Thacher School at Ojai, California.
Thacher was the son of Elizabeth Baldwin (Sherman) Thacher, gran...
Milton S. Hershey
Milton Snavely Hershey (September 13, 1857 – October 13, 1945) was an American confectioner, philanthropist, and founder of The Hershey Chocolate Company and the "company town" of Hershey, Penns...
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Francis J. Finn
Father Francis J. Finn, (born St. Louis, Missouri, 1859, died Cincinnati, OH, November 2, 1928). was an American Jesuit priest who wrote a series of 27 popular novels for young people. The books cont...
Alice Spencer Geddes Lloyd
Alice Spencer Geddes Lloyd (November 13, 1876 – September 4, 1962) was an American social reformer who founded Alice Lloyd College in Pippa Passes, Kentucky.Alice Spencer Geddes was born in Athol, Mas...
Endicott Peabody (educator)
The Reverend Endicott Peabody (May 30, 1857 – November 17, 1944) was the American Episcopal priest who founded the Groton School for Boys (known today simply as Groton School), in Groton, Massachusett...
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Mira Hinsdale Hall
Mira Hinsdale Hall (21 April 1863 - 25 August 1937) was the founder of the Miss Hall's School in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
Mira Hinsdale Hall was born to Charles and Elizabeth Wing Hinsdale Hall ...
Isaac Van Arsdale Brown
Isaac Van Arsdale Brown (November 4, 1784 – April 19, 1861) was an American educator and Presbyterian clergyman who founded the Lawrenceville School near Princeton, NJ.
He was born in Somerset cou...