From the Miami News-Record, 1951
Picher Schools Will Open On Sept. 3-Teachers Listed
Aug. 11—Independent school district No.
15 will open the 1951-52 term Sept. 3,
Ray E. Harrell, superintendent,
announced Saturday. The teachers will
meet at 9 o'clock August 27 in the high
school auditorium for instructions. The
following schedule has been set up for
the junior-senior high enrolment:
High school teachers were announced as follows: John Adams, oach; Roy Rousey, assistant coach; Robert Highland, band and vocal music; Paul Douthitt, drivers training and science; Mrs. Billy Douthitt, physical education, English and music; Vernon Gill, industrial arts; Mrs.. Bertha Deal, social science; Mrs. Mae Bray, English and social science; Mrs. Cleo Harrell, commercial arts; W. L. Hail, science and Spanish; Mrs. Emma Matter, science; Miss Flora Shryock, mathematics; Miss Emaline Collins, mathematics; 0. L. Hoover, history and social science,
Alma Rogers, history and journalism; Roy
Boyce Pennington, speech; Miss Burdetta
Russell, library and English; Odis Quaid,
auto mechanics, trade and industry, and
Mrs. Willo McLain, home economics.
C. H. Kerr, principal, will teach the fifth and sixth grades at Cardin; Mrs. Virginia Irwin, fourth, Mrs. Elizabeth Adams, third, Mrs. Ruth McGeehee, second and Mrs. Lila Colvard, primary.
Pete Russell, principal, will teach the sixth grade at Whitebird. Delbert Lovelace, fifth grade and physical education director; Mrs. Vivian Snyder, fourth; Mrs. Jean Colvin, third; Mrs. Ruth Williamson and Mrs. Lucille Bullock, second; Mrs. Genobia Douthitt, third and fourth; Mrs. Eula Mayfield and Mrs. Vernon Gill, primary and Mrs. Billie Douthitt, music.
Harold Jones, principal, will teach the sixth grade at Central; Mrs. Georgia Cronk, fifth; Mrs. Beulah Stanley, fourth; Mrs. Katherine Montgomery, third and music; Mrs. Nora Daugherty and Miss Mary Martha McIntire, second; Mrs. Lorene Spencer and Mrs. Alta Estus, primary.
Mrs. Lillian Raoul?(unreadable)?Ruth Hanna will teach at the Douthat school.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Douthitt were former teachers and have returned from Davenport, Okla. Pennington is a graduate of East Central State College at Ada. He was in charge of the boys dormitory at Ada this summer.
A new school bus will be in operation. A $40,000 bond issue was voted this spring to make possible the extensive school repairs on both high school and elementary buildings, including new floors, windows and redecoration inside and outside. This project is being supervised by Melvin Perry.
The drivers training course is a new school feature.