Brackett, Anna Callender (1836–1911)

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Brackett, Anna Callender (1836–1911)

American educator. Born May 21, 1836, in Boston, Massachusetts; died Mar 18, 1911, in Summit, New Jersey; graduate of State Normal School, Framingham, Massachusetts, 1856.

After working as a teacher and assistant principal in several schools, served as principal of the St. Louis Normal School in Missouri (1863–72); founded a private girls' school based on progressive educational methods; was editor of a symposium published as The Education of American Girls (1874); also edited Women and the Higher Education.