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First Ladies of Education: “Looking Back”

Reprinted here by special permission of the author, Cindy Beckman, a retired Conway High School history teacher who writes local history.

As the teachers and children go back to the classrooms of Conway for a new year, it seems appropriate to pay tribute to the ladies who made such an impact on the children of Conway Public Schools that the district named school buildings in their honor.

Medora Ellen Grissard Smith (1868-1951) became the first woman in the state of Arkansas to be elected Continue reading