“Celebrating 125 Years” People of the Week

In honor of Dana Hall’s 125th anniversary, a “Person of the Week” was selected for each week during the 2005-2006 academic year.

Bacon, Denise 1937 – Head of the Music Department (1948-1969) and 1990 Dana Hall Distinguished Alumna Award recipent
Bates, Katharine Lee (1859-1929) – Latin faculty (1881-1885)
Bennett, Martha Trimble (1867-1961) – English faculty (1896-1923)
Betts, Elaine Wiswall – Headmistress (1984-1995)
Brown, Margaret Wise 1928 (1910-1952) – Author of children’s books
Cooke, Helen Temple (1865-1955) – Principal (1899-1932), Head of Dana Hall Schools (1932-1951), and President of Board of Trustees (1927-1955)
Currier, Dorothy 1921 (1902-1995) – Dana librarian (1947-1970) and 1981 Dana Hall Distinguished Alumna Award recipent
Dana, Charles Blanchard (1816-1906) – Gave first Dana building to Henry Durant
Durant, Henry Fowle (1822-1881) – Founder of Dana Hall
Eastman, Julia Arabella (1837-1911) and Sarah Porter (1839-1930) – First principals of the Dana Hall School
Farmer, Dorothy Orr (1922-2002) – Mathematics faculty (1945-1959), Head of Studies (1960-1962) and Acting Principal (1962-1963)
Ferre, Rosario Josefina 1956 – Author
Flanders, Helen Hartness 1909 (1890-1972) – Folklorist
Friebus, Florida 1926 (1909-1988) – Actress
Giovan, Tria 1978 – Photographer
Jenkins, Blair – Head of School (1993-2007)
Johnston, Alnah James P1948 (1896-1987) – Principal (1938-1962)
Kaiser, Bessie Fosburgh 1905 (1886-1951) – Health care pioneer
Malcolm, May Paige – Dana Hall’s first student
McCagg, Louise 1955, P1978 – Sculptor
McCagg, Xanda 1978 – Artist
Olds, Sharon 1960 – Poet
Phelps, Edith Blakeslee P1968 – Principal (1963-1973)
Reuche,  Mademoiselle Marie Louise (1870-1951) – French faculty (1894-1940)
Rhoades, Margaret Mahaney 1958 – Documentary producer, public affairs director, and 1993 Dana Hall Distinguished Alumna Award recipent
Shipley, Lucia Farrington 1938, P1961 (1920-2010) – Entrepreneur, donor of the Lucia Farrington Shipley Science and Library Building and the Shipley Athletic, Health and Wellness Center, and 1996 Dana Hall Distinguished Alumna Award recipent
Simpson, Frances 1911 (1894-1976) – Artist
Sweeney, Latanya Arvette 1977 – Computer scientist, 2010 Dana Hall Distinguished Alumna Award recipent
Voigt,  Cynthia Irving 1959 (1942-) – Author of young adult books.
Waldo, Dorothy (1885-1960) – Associate Principal (1926-1932), Principal and Associate Head of the Dana Hall Schools (1932-1938)
Wertheimer, Dr. Patricia  – Headmistress (1973-1981)
Wheeler, Marcellus (1859-1927) – Partner with Helen Temple Cooke in Dana Hall School in 1899
Wood, Durinda 1970 – Costume designer
Woody, Regina J. 1913 (1894-1983) – Dancer and author

 

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