LAUDERDALE COUNTY, ALABAMA
EDUCATION - TEACHERS
MISS KATHARENE WALKER
Paul R. Parker
Miss Katharene Walker was born 10 Oct 1917, and died 6 Nov 1997. She was
buried in the Gresham Cemetery, Lauderdale County, AL. She taught her first year in Helena, AL and
the next 7 at Walker County High, 1940-48. She came to Rogers High School in 1948 where she
taught until her retirement in 1985.
Science Teacher at Rogers High School
Receives Coveted Honor From NSTA
A Rogers High School
teacher, Miss Katharene Walker, has been selected as one of a dozen teachers
from all over the nation to plan the 1963 convention of the National Science
This honor for Miss Walker is also an honor for the
Lauderdale County school system. In view of this the Board of Education for
the above county has offered to give Miss Walker release time for Nov. 12 -
14 while she is in Chicago attending the first meeting of the small group.
This committee of which she is a member is called the
national committee and it will not only plan the convention, which will be
the ninth for the NSTA, but each member will be responsible for a part of
Miss Walker Plans to make the trip to Chicago by train.
A member of the Rogers High School faculty for the past
12 years, Miss Walker is now head of the science department at that school.
When asked about the organization that she belong to Miss Walker laughingly
said that she is "a joiner" and began to prove it.
She is a member of the American Association of
University Women, the Florence Business and Professional Women's Club, a
life member of National Education Association, National's Science Teachers,
American Association of the Advancement of Science, American Association of
Biology Teachers, Alabama Academy of Science, Tennessee Academy of Science,
and Beta Beta, Beta, the national biology fraternity.
Miss Walker, who resides at Rt. 5, Mars Hill Road,
Florence, explains that NSTA is a part of NEA. [Nov. 1, 1959 written
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