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Names and Addresses of the School Directors and Teachers of Tioga County
(These names are taken from Reports of Secretaries of School Districts.)
Published in Wellsboro Agitator Nov , 1908 (These are appointments for the 1908-09 school year so will correspond to the 1909 School Souvenir booklets.) I have listed teachers above the line and directors below for each township.
These names are taken from the reports of secretaries of School Directors, and in each list the names of President, Secretary and Treasurer are written in the order named from beginning of list.
r. stands for R. F. D. mail route.
Thomas V. Tormey, Prin., Arnot.
Joanna Hurley, Blossburg.
Nellie Watkins, Arnot.
Margaret Ditchburn, Arnot.
Mary Hopkins, Arnot.
Alice Breen, Arnot.
Minnie Keating, Blossburg.
M. Alma Zinck, Arnot.
Anna M. Snyder, Arnot.
Joanna Mannix, Arnot.
Agnes Hyland, Blossburg.
Morton Parson, Pres., Arnot.
William Batley, Sec’y, Arnot.
John W. Jackson, Treas., Arnot.
W. E. Williams, Arnot.
August Dahlgren, Arnot.
John Gray, Arnot.
M. F. Jones, Prin., Blossburg.
Mary Myer, Blossburg.
Jean Arrowsmith, Blossburg.
E. May Hughes, Blossburg.
Eva Keefe, Blossburg.
Kate Clemons, Blossburg.
Eva Preston, Blossburg.
Bridgie Brennan, Blossburg.
Mary Bambury, Blossburg.
Edna D. Chase, Blossburg.
Nina Gaylord, Blossburg.
Edith Diehr, Blossburg.
Scott Jenkins, Blossburg.
F. H. Stratton, Blossburg.
F. B. Smith, Blossburg. (Not a director.)
B. Mecum, Blossburg.
Charles Schultz, Blossburg.
G. E. Darby, Blossburg.
Lulu Bush, Westfield, r. 2.
Mabel Ryder, Westfield, r. 2.
Etta Bush, Westfield, r. 3.
Elvira McPeek, Westfield, r. 1.
Maude S. Chase, R. 1.
Minnie B. Belle, Austinburg.
Ethel Burdle, Westfield, r.
J. H. Bush, Westfield, r.
W. W. Baker, Westfield, r.
C. W. Plank, Westfield, r.
W. A. Simmons, Westfield, r.
W. L. McLean, Westfield, r.
Edgar Cook, Austinburg.
Mrs. Emma H. Colegrove, Wellsboro, r.
Mary A. Austin, Wellsboro, r.
Frances Rundell, Blossburg.
Julia G. LaMont, Wellsboro, r.
Florence V. Doumaux, Wellsboro, r.
Blanche M. Fuller, Wellsboro, r.
Eleanor Sampson, Wellsboro, r.
John F. Losey, Crookedcreek, r.
Claude A. Ely, Wellsboro, r.
Effie Davis, Wellsboro, r.
Myrtle Jones, Wellsboro, r.
Anna C. Eidesburg, Wellsboro, r.
Charlotte Mann, Wellsboro, r.
Minnie M. Edwards, Wellsboro, r.
Ada D. English, Wellsboro.
F. C. Moore, Wellsboro, r. 10.
T. M. Lewis, Wellsboro, r. 8.
P. C. VanHorn, Wellsboro, r, 5.
L. W. Wilkins, Wellsboro, r, 8.
H. A. Corwin, Wellsboro, r. 9.
Joseph Emberger, Crooked Creek, r.1.
Mrs. Clara Wetherbee, Middlebury Ctr., r.
Katherine Monks, Middlebury Ctr., r.
Angie Niles, Middlebury Ctr., r.
Emma Brigden, Middlebury Ctr., r.
Mary Kirtland, Academy Corners.
Mildred Potter, Knoxville.
Mame Cloos, Little Marsh.
Maude Walbridge, Wellsboro.
Gertrude Dickinson, Middlebury Ctr.
Angie Gee, Middlebury Center.
Anna R. Kerwin, Little Marsh.
George Ransom, Knoxville, r.
Sylvester Treat, E. Chatham.
George A. Ferris, Knoxville.
Joseph Cooper, Little Marsh.
Bennett Reynolds, Little Marsh.
Dr. Ross H. Jones, Little Marsh.
L. M. Payne, Prin., Sabinsville.
Rex Bair, Sabinsville.
Viola Doty, Sabinsville.
Bessie E. Faulkner, Westfield, r. 4.
Jessie L. Mills, Westfield, r. 5.
Annie Stott, Westfield.
Eva M. Chamberlain, Westfield, r.
Matie Mascho, Westfield, r.
Edna Balch, Westfield, r.
Bessie A. Sebring, Sabinsville.
Mrs. Grace K. Davis, Westfield, r.
Benjamin Foote, Westfield, r.
George Stebbins, Sabinsville.
James Kernan, Westfield.
L. R. Doty, Sabinsville.
Benjamin Griffin, Sabinsville.
O. L. Warren, Lansing.
E. E. Marvin, Prin., Covington.
Martha Brown, Covington.
Eva Clemons, Covington.
R. C. Cunningham, Covington.
B. F. Doud, Covington.
L. N. Avery, Covington.
Dr. S. A Gaskill, Covington.
S. H. Mitchell, Covington.
J. E. Brown, Covington.
W. O. Jenkins, Mansfield.
M. S. Knowlton, Covington.
Mrs. E. E. Marvin, Covington.
Katherine Lewis, Covington.
Lucy Zittel, Mansfield.
Franklin Ashley, Covington.
Sadie Cowan, Covington.
Jennie Hulslander, Covington.
George Smith, Covington, r.
Hugh Davie, Mansfield, r.
David Ames, Covington.
E. B. Cowan, Covington, r.
Henry Packard, Covington, r.
John Hulslander, Covington, r.
Dorothy M. White, Knoxville.
Myra Campbell, Academy Corners.
Ethel Brimmer, Osceola.
Mayme Terry, Austinburg.
Fredrika Willour, Wellsboro.
Mrs. Ida R. Howland, Knoxville.
Laura Van Dusen, Butler Hill.

George Costley, Knoxville, r.
Preston R. King, Knoxville, r.
K. I. Bellows, Knoxville, r.
L. C. Gerow, Knoxville, r.
J. D. Lattimore, Knoxville, r.
J. Butler, Osceola, r.
Mary L. Sheldweller, Wellsboro.
Ella M. Orr, Wellsboro, r.
Nellie Wetherbee, Wellsboro, r.
Elizabeth Hatherill, Wellsboro, r.
Eunice Mitchell, Wellsboro, r.
Esther Butler, Wellsboro, r.
Beatrice C. Wheeler, Wellsboro, r.
Della Ludington, Wellsboro, r.
Emily D. Mathers, Wellsboro, r.
Mary O. Derbyshire, Wellsboro, r.
Harry Willard, Wellsboro, r.
Lulu Roblyer, Wellsboro, r.
Belle Knowlton, Wellsboro, r.
Vernie Powers, Wellsboro, r.
Nettie Bockus, Wellsboro, r.
Jeanette Phippen, Wellsboro, r.
Beatrice Sabin, Wellsboro, r.
Mary Campbell, Wellsboro, r.
Celia E. Schwartz, Wellsboro, r.
Mary Willard, Wellsboro, r.
Jennie H. Powers, Wellsboro, r.
Louise Walbridge, Wellsboro, r.
Georgia Whitney, Wellsboro, r.
Mazie Houghton, Wellsboro, r.
Nellie Valsing, Wellsboro, r.
Sara M. Tuttle, Wellsboro, r.
Della Krelsler, Wellsboro, r.
Charles Orr, Wellsboro, r. 2.
E. J. Tuttle, Wellsboro, r. 1.
Loren B. Mudge, Wellsboro, r. 6.
George T. Hatherill, Wellsboro, r.
F. P. Ludington, Wellsboro, r.
Charles Repard, Wellsboro, r. 1.
Raymond A. Steele, Prin., Antrim.
Anna Swanson, Antrim.
Lenore O’Connell, Antrim.
Margaret Nash, Antrim.
Hazel Estep, Antrim.
William Young, Antrim.
John Nelson, Antrim.
John Clifford, Antrim.
Jas. B. Howell, Antrim. (Not a director.)
Joseph Nowiski, Antrim.
James Jones, Antrim.
William Estep, Antrim.
August Peterson, Antrim.
Wm. H. Carson, Prin., Leetonia.
Bessie Kimball, Leetonia.
Effie Schanbacher, Leetonia.
Hattie Kennedy, Gaines, r.
Minnie Grimm, Gaines, r.
Joseph Gorton, Leetonia.
Gustave Gross, Gaines, r.
Joseph Grimm, Gaines, r.
Frank Campbell, Leetonia.
David Coole, Leetonia.
B. E. McCracken, Leetonia.
R. R. Stuart, Prin., Elkland.
Eva Cass, Elkland.
Eleanor Donovan, Elkland.
Rena Campbell, Elkland.
Gertrude Warren, Elkland.
Jessie Utter, Elkland.
C. L. Kenyon, Elkland.
B. H. Parkhurst, Elkland.
Walter W. Jones, Elkland.
Egbert Utter, Elkland.
F. M. Cornelius, Elkland.
James Donovan, Elkland.
Margaret Donovan, Elkland.
Elkland and Nelson Independent.
B. S. Rathbun, Elkland.
Fred Dalley, Elkland.
E. F. White, Elkland.
Andrew Anderson, Elkland.
A. D. Allen, Elkland.
Ealion Culver, Elkland.
Edna M. West, Nelson, r.
Bertha Whitman, Tioga, r.
Oliver S. Blanchard, Tioga, r.
Edna M. Sly, Nelson, r.
Adelaide Starr, Osceola.
Lynn Martin, Knoxville.
Fahy H. Jackson, Middleburg Ctr.
Eva Matteson, Nelson.
Beatrix Lewis, Manhattan.
M. Jane Whittaker, Manhattan.
Brice Dimmick, Gaines, r.
Wilhelm E. Dutcher, Gaines, r.
Floss M. Hare, Gaines.
Sadie M. Smith, Gaines.
Clara Zimmerman, Gaines.
Charles Starr, Osceola.
G. L. Ashdown, Nelson.
Fred Cass, Nelson.
Lewis Treat, Tioga, r.
E. J. Hall, Crooked Creek.
E. C. Johnson, Osceola.
Not included in listing this year
Delos D. Rexford, Gaines.
C. H. Whittaker, Manhattan.
M. M. Smith, Gaines.
G. E. Tate, Gaines.
John W. Goodwin, Gaines.
Henry Elek, Manhattan.
R. G. Husted, Prin., Morris Run.
Maty D. Duggan, Morris Run.
Katherine Moriarty, Morris Run.
Margaret Fogarty, Morris Run.
Olga M. Heron, Morris Run.
Isabelle Woodhouse, Morris Run.
Lewis Wetsel, Morris Run.
Lena Dwyer, Morris Run.
Margaret McBlane, Morris Run.
Nellie Gannon, Morris Run.
Patrick Labinski, Morris Run.
R. B. Martin, Morris Run.
Malcolm McDougal, Morris Run.
John Chrzan, Morris Run.
John Highland, Morris Run.
George Krejezski, Morris Run.
Jennie MacDonough, Knoxville.
Louise Daggett, Seeley Creek, NY, r.
Mrs. Edna Tiehner, Seeley Creek, NY, r.
Pearl Adams, Millerton, r.
Bertha Benson, Millerton, r.
Delos Hogaboom, Millerton, r.
Clarence Berry, Jackson Summit.
Olive Robbins, Jackson Summit.
Helen McClain, Tioga.
Fannie Cleveland, Lawrenceville, r.
Albert Deming, Lawrenceville, r.
Florence Johnson, Lawrenceville, r.
Mrs. H. H. Gaige, Millerton, r.
Helen Satterlee, Lawrenceville.

F. B. Hamilton, Millerton, r.
W. N. Smith, Millerton, r.
J. A. Seeley, Lawrenceville, r.
Cyrus Jewell, Millerton.
F. C. Garrison, Rutland.
John Signor, Jackson Summit.
Elmer S. Pierce, Prin., Knoxville.
Mrs. Mary Gilbert, Knoxville.
Mrs. Elizabeth M. Hurdle, Knoxville.
Ruth C. Fraley, Knoxville.
Kate J. Donovan, Elkland.
Gertrude Case, Knoxville.

C. E. Martin, Knoxville.
S. Fisk, Knoxville.
Dr. E. E. Clark, Knoxville.
F. E. Matteson, Knoxville.
W. C. Everett, Knoxville.
C. E. Wainwright, Knoxville.
Inez Calkins, Lawrenceville, r.
Mayme Hazlett, Elkland.
Helen O. Cloos, Lawrenceville, r.
Vera Graves, Lawrenceville, r.
Mrs. Isabelle Scofield, Blossburg.
Esther Waldes, Lawrenceville, r.
Leroy Baker, Lawrenceville, r.
George Clark, Lawrenceville, r.
G. G. Close, Lawrenceville, r.
M. K. Patchin, Lawrenceville.
P. R. Doud, Lawrencville.
W. F. Reep, Lawrenceville.
J. G. March, Prin., Lawrenceville
Anna E. Encel, Lawrenceville.
Elizabeth Harrower, Lawrenceville.

L. G. Seelye, Lawrenceville.
John H. Hotchkiss, Lawrenceville.
W. W. Hutchinson, Lawrenceville.
W. E. Barnes, Lawrenceville.
J. W. Rockwell, Lawrenceville.
Chas. Cherry, Lawrenceville.
F. C. Roup, Prin., Liberty.
Clara B. Bastian, Liberty.
Dr. G. A. Smith, Liberty.
C. C. Maneval, Liberty.
R. F. Bastian, Liberty.
B. F. Bastian, Liberty.
H. E. Brion, Liberty.
M. H. Smith, Liberty.
Fred Gmeiner, Liberty.
Verna Blakeley, Morris.
Ada Erdley, Liberty, r.
Martha Norman, Liberty, r.
Adelia Hallett, East Point.
Bessie Mase, Liberty.
Eva Schiek, East Point.
Mary Harer, East Point.
Elma Kehler, Liberty.
Nora Ritter, Liberty, r.
Peter Gmeiner, Liberty, r.
Arthur Zinck, Liberty, r.
Frank H. Sheffer, East Point.
Geo. F. Hyler, Blossburg, r.
W. H. Maneval, Morris, r.
Samuel Hyter, Morris, r.

E. A,. Retan, Prin., Mansfield.
Grace Reynolds, Mansfield.
Eva M. Reese, Mansfield.
May Taylor, Mansfield.
(Six grades are taught in Model School of State Normal School.)

H. B. Taylor, Mansfield.
Dr. F. G. Wood, Mansfield.
John P. Bates, Mansfield.
U. S. Snover, Mansfield.
Charles W. Earley, Mansfield.
E. R. Dorsett, Mansfield.
Bessie Smith, Middlebury Ctr., r.
Benjamin Gee, Prin., Middlebury Ctr., r.
May Gee, Middlebury Center.
Lillian E. Roe, Middlebury Ctr.
Daniel M. Clark, Tioga, r.
Theodore Morton, Middlebury Ctr.
Hazel Hammond, Hammond.
Gertrude Dickinson, Middlebury Ctr.
A. G. Hammond, Hammond.
M. J. Smith, Keeneyville.
C. E. Shaff, Middlebury Center.
George Morton, Middlebury Ctr, r.
J. B. Redfield, Keeneyville.
Arnold Dickinson, Middlebury Ctr.
Lynn Soper, Prin., Morris.
William Portz, Morris.
Della Darby, Hoytville.
Nellie Hurley, Morris.
Mary Plank, Morris.
Joanna Desmond, Morris.
Rudolph English, Lloyd.
Homer Root, Morris, r.
Mary Williammee, Morris, r.
Ada Blakely, Hoytville.
Rena White, Hoytville.
A. B. Ashley, Liberty, r.
Gertrude Curtain, Antrim.
J. T .Williammee, Hoytville.
L. W. Hart, Morris.
R. A. Sharping, Morris.
G. S. Blackwell, Hoytville.
Wm. Plank, Morris, r.
Clayton Brown, Morris, r.
John R. Desmond, Morris.
A. W. Jones, Prin., Nelson.
Stella B. Pierce, Nelson.
Eloise Borden, Nelson.
C. F. Merritt, Nelson.
B. E. Baker, Nelson.
J. E. Hazlett, Nelson.
M. B. Seely, Nelson.
William Pepper, Nelson.
A. Stevens, Nelson.
No teachers- Students sent to other townships
L. B. Brown, Elkland, r.
Mrs. D. M. Brown, Elkland, r.
C. F. White, Elkland, r. (Not a director.)
O. P. Babcock, Elkland, r.
W. H. Rice, Elkland, r.
Mrs. O. F. Babcock, Elkland, r.
D. M. Brown, Elkland, r.
Walter S. Haight, Prin., Osceola.
Louise Hall, Osceola.
Mary Louise Burgess, Osceola.
W. H. Clark, Osceola.
Charles Tubbs, Osceola.
F. J. Seely, Osceola.
L. D. Young, Osceola.
D. H. VanDusen, Osceola, r.
Frank VanDusen, Osceola, r.
Mrs. Lulu E. Carpenter, Wellsboro, r.
Mildred E. Colegrove, Mansfield, r.
Harriet Gillett, Mansfield.
Mrs. Edna L. Shaw, Mansfield, r.
Walter J. Shaw, Mansfield, r.
E. P. Shaw, Mansfield, r.
L. R. Champney, Mansfield, r.
Mabel A. Barnes, Mansfield, r.
Frank B. Hayes, Mansfield, r.
B. E. Beach, Mansfield.
Anna A. Nelson, Mansfield.
M. G. Cleveland, Mansfield, r.
George W. Coveney, Mansfield, r.
G. O. Spencer, Mansfield, r.
L. M. Goodall, Canoe Camp.
John Carlson, Mansfield, r.
O. F. Kelly, Mansfield, r.
Edith Benson, Rutland.
Dr. O. S. Nye, Rutland.
C. W. Kelley, Rutland.
T. J. White, Rutland.
S. B. Brown, Rutland.
A. C. Young, Rutland.
O. B. Cook, Rutland.
L. C. Benson, Rutland.
F. E. Webster, Rutland, r.
William Webster, Rutland.
Mrs. Emma Burton, Mansfield.
Helen Updyke, Mansfield.
Althea Holly, Columbia X Roads.
Mary Owen, Mansfield, r.
Jennie DeWitt, Mansfield.
Judson O. Oldroyd, Rutland, r.
E. E. Wood, Rutland, r.
George Frost, Mansfield, r.
John Hall, Mansfield, r.
Samuel Frost, Mansfield, r.
A. E. Garrison, Seely Creek, r.
Nora M. Knowlton, Wellsboro, r.
Leslie B. Wood, Wellsboro, r.
Bertha Butler, Wellsboro, r.
Florence Flaitz, Wellsboro.
Effie Sheehan, Ansonia.
Lillian Wood, Wellsboro.
Carrie McNulty, Wellsboro.
Sadie Riebe, Asaph.
John Stover, Asaph.
W. A. Wood, Asaph.
C. C. Maynard, Wellsboro, r. 3.
C. L. Shoonover, Wellsboro, r.
R. L. Wood, Wellsboro, r.
Eli G. Campbell, Wellsboro, r.
Thomas Clement, Mansfield.
Nellie Seymour, Mansfield, r.
Edna Ashley, Covington, r.
Grant Roblyer, Mansfield, r.
B. W. Richmond, Mansfield, r.
Mary E. Card, Columbia X Roads, r.
Carolyn McConnell, Mansfield, r.
Jennie Orvis, Mansfield, r.
Lena Beardslee, Columbia X Roads.
Inon Webster, Mansfield, r.
Helen Hendricks, Mansfield, r.
Ethel Robert, Mansfield, r.Thomas Clement, Mansfield.
Nellie Seymour, Mansfield, r.
Edna Ashley, Covington, r.
Grant Roblyer, Mansfield, r.
B. W. Richmond, Mansfield, r.
Mary E. Card, Columbia X Roads, r.
Carolyn McConnell, Mansfield, r.
Jennie Orvis, Mansfield, r.
Lena Beardslee, Columbia X Roads.
Inon Webster, Mansfield, r.
Helen Hendricks, Mansfield, r.
Ethel Robert, Mansfield, r.
T. H. Chamberlain, Mainesburg, r.
C. W. Harvey, Mansfield, r. 4.
C. R. Palmer, Mainesburg, r.
J. B. McConnell, Mansfield, r.
R. A. Webster, Covington, r.
Arch Robbins, Mansfield, r.
J. W. Stull, Prin., Tioga.
Erma E. Berry, Tioga.
Harriet Boughtin, Tioga.
Lou Bishop, Tioga.
J. Eppes Wells, Tioga.
G. L. Abrams, Tioga.
H. L. Baldwin, Tioga.
W. J. Ramsdell, Tioga.
K. D.  Brigham, Tioga.
Daniel Berry, Tioga.
J. M. Marsh, Prin., Mansfield.
Anna Green, Tioga.
Bess Alford, Tioga.
Ada Allen, Tioga, r.
Mrs. Letta McKinney, Tioga, r.
Phoebe Smith, Tioga, r.
Elsie Waitz, Tioga.
Fred Lechner, Tioga.
Charles Horton, Tioga, r.
William K. Hughes, Tioga, r.
Willliam E. West, Tioga, r.
Frank McKinney, Tioga, r.
D. P. Metcalf, Tioga, r.
Rufus Camp, Tioga, r.
E. J. Maloney, Prin., Roaring Branch.
Olive Plank, Roaring Branch.
Margaret Kinsley, Roaring Branch.
Fannie Gorton, Gleason.
Edward Kinsley, Ogdensburg.
Fred Watkins, Herman.
Walter Schanbacher, East Point.
Carrie Krise, Roaring Branch, r.
Mary Barrow, Roaring Branch, r.
Gertrude Hill, Roaring Branch, r.
Elizabeth Colman, Roaring Branch, r.
Gertrude Randall, Roaring Branch, r.
Frank Riley, Roaring Branch.
C. R. Thomas, Roaring Branch, r. 1.
Thos. Collins, Roaring Branch, r. 1.
C. W. Schmelzle, Roaring Branch, r. 2.
William Carl, Leolyn.
S. A. Spencer, Roaring Branch, r.
F. B. Austin, Ogdensburg.
Carolyn Lyon, Fall Brook.
Clara Austin, Fall Brook.
Caroline Stokes, Morris Run.
Anna Duggan, Morris Run.
Jessie Kilbourne, Roaring Branch.
T. C. Thomas, Fall Brook.
T. E. Segur, Canton, r. 73.
Charles Hill, Canton, r.
Wallace Chase, Fall Brook.
H. J. Hill, Canton.
N. Austin, Fall Brook.

Henry E. Raesly, Prin., Wellsboro.
Rock L. Butler, Wellsboro.
Laura M. Shaw, Wellsboro.
Nellie Champaign, Wellsboro.
A. T. Bowen, Wellsboro.
Florence Buckley, Wellsboro.
Eleanor Sullivan, Wellsboro.
Nannie Johnson, Wellsboro.
Margaret Roberts, Wellsboro.
Florence Kiefer, Wellsboro.
Alice Swartout, Wellsboro.
Lucy I. Trusler, Wellsboro.
Charlotte Lapple, Wellsboro.
Addie Mills, Wellsboro.
Katherine Borden, Wellsboro.
Louise VanValkenburg, Wellsboro.

Francis M. Sheffer, Wellsboro.
Fay F. Howd, Wellsboro.
W. D. VanHorn, Wellsboro.
H. F. Marsh, Wellsboro.
Leonard Harrison, Wellsboro.
M. L. Klock, Wellsboro.
Harry L. Blatchley, Wellsboro.
Herbert Grant, Prin., Westfield.
Carrie Thomas, Westfield.
Alta Crumm, Westfield.
Emma Rugaber, Westfield.
Myra Gaige, Westfield.
Carrie Edgcomb, Westfield.
Mrs. Merle C. Grant, Westfield.
J. E. Harvey, Westfield.
L. E. Knapp, Westfield.
E. M. Tucker, Westfield. (Not a director.)
H. P. Taylor, Wesfield.
J. C. Edgcomb, Westfield.
W. J. Greigson, Westfield.
Dr. M. R. Pritchard, Westfield.
Mrs. M. N. Edwards, Potterbrook.
Bert Trowbridge, Potterbrook.
James Whittaker, Westfield, r.
Rilla Milliman, Westfield, r.
Mildred Crout, Westfield.
Mabel McNalon, Westfield.
Mildred Cushing, Westfield.
Anna Hurlburt, Westfield.
Gertrude Mattison, Knoxville.
A. B. Weeks, Potterbrook.
F. C. Briggs, Westfield, r. 5.
E. A. King, Westfield, r. 3.
R. H. Buck, Westfield, r.
O. E. Locke, Westfield, r.
N. C. Davy, Westfield, r.

Annual Report
Of the Superintendent of Schools of Tioga County for the Year 1907-8.

The past year has been in most respects encouraging. Teachers have worked with their usual zeal; school officers, with a few exceptions have manifested real interest in their work, and patrons generally have shown a spirit to co-operate with officers and teachers. During the year 19 educational meetings have been held.

The 40th annual session of the County Teachers’ Institute was held at Wellsboro, Nov. 4 to 8, inclusive. The instructors were Drs. Ira W. Howerth, Chicago University, R. M. McNeal, Dept. Public Instruction; Andrew Thomas Smith, Mansfield State Normal; Hamlin E. Cogswell, Indiana State Normal; Supt. Charles Lose, Williamsport, and Prof. O. L. Warren, Elmira, NY.

The sessions were well-attended and the interest most gratifying. We never had a better Institute.

On Wednesday and Thursday of the same week, the County Directors’ Association was held in the court-house at Wellsboro. The attendance was the largest in the history of the Association--numbering over 100--and the interest was never better. It was a most profitable meeting. In fact the work of our educational meetings in general were throughout the year highly meritorious. The work of these meetings with the exception of our Annual Institute and the Directors’ Association is done almost wholly by the teachers of the county.

I have examined 332 applicants for teachers’ certificates, and have granted 181 provisional and 13 professional certificates, rejecting nearly 40 per centum of all applicants.

With the present wages, I believe there is every reason why our young people should make thorough preparation before entering upon the vocation of teaching. The teacher should know well the branches that he teaches. He is a far stronger teacher if he knows well branches beyond those he expects to teach. I do not examine applicants for particular schools. Such a policy would soon lower our standard. It is often said to me, "He may not be able to pass an examination, but our school has no advanced pupils, he will teach them all right." And there is where many people are in error. The backward school needs a good capable teacher as well as the more advanced school. If the teacher with good natural ability and little training will succeed, she will do far better with more training.

The attendance of our children, excepting in a few districts where the enforcement of the law making vaccination compulsory was opposed, has been above the average.

At the close of the year I gave nearly 600 Certificates of Award for perfect attendance. Many received certificates for three, four, and five years; and two for seven years perfect attendance.

As one of our needs, I would mention a closer inspection of school property and a more regular visitation of schools by directors. There are too many directors who have little or no personal knowledge of their schools. Teachers and pupils are hardly able to recognize them when they meet. This is a wrong condition. Teachers, pupils, directors and patrons should be well acquainted. A more frequent and regular visitation would do away with so many misunderstandings, and would be a stimulus to the indifferent teacher and an encouragement to the faithful, teacher, and when they come, let it be in a helpful spirit with the questions. "Can I help you in any way? What do you need?"

I close this report, thanking all who have in any way contributed to the success of our schools, educational meetings and educational interests in general, and gratefully acknowledging the many courtesies received from the Department of Public Instruction.

Very truly,
W. R. Longstreet.

Schools of Tioga County.
Annual Statistical Report of W. R. Longstreet, Superintendent of Tioga County for the School Year Ending June, 1908.
Number of school houses 302
Number of school rooms 405
Number of houses built during the year 1
Number of good school houses 216
Number of rooms without suitable furniture 48
Number of high schools 11
Number of graded schools, other than high schools 7
Number in which Bible is read 330
Number of provisional certificates issued 181
Number of professional certificates issued 13
Number of applicants rejected 128
Number who have had no previous experience 56
Number who hold provisional certificates 178
Number who hold professional certificates 26
Number who hold permanent certificates 16
Number who have graduated at a State Normal School 128
Number who are graduates from colleges 7
Number of schools visited by the superintendent 309
Number of school directors under the jurisdiction of the superintendent 246
Number of women school directors 2

Local Institute Districts.
1. Westfield (borough and township), Clymer and Brookfield.
2. Gaines and Elk.
3.  Delmar, Shippen and Wellsboro.
4. Duncan and Morris.
5. Liberty (borough and township).
6. Bloss, Blossburg, Fall Brook and Hamilton.
7. Covington (borough and township).
8. Roseville, Rutland, Jackson.
9. Sullivan.
10. Mansfield and Richmond.
11. Tioga (borough and township), Lawrence and Lawrenceville.
12. Elkland, Farmington, Nelson and Osceola.
13. Deerfield and Knoxville.
14. Chatham and Middlebury.
15.  Charleston.
16.  Ward and Union.
The teachers of the first half of the Local Institute districts will elect their executive officers, consisting of a Chairman and a Secretary on Tuesday, November 5th, and those of the second half on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at the close of the afternoon sessions of the County Institute. (August 11, 1908.)

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