Pine Mountain Settlement School
Series 09: Staff/Personnel
ANGELA MELVILLE EDUCATIONAL PLAN 1929
Like many teaching employees at Pine Mountain Angela Melville was asked to develop a plan for her educational program at Pine Mountain Settlement School. Unlike many of the plans that focused on a specific subject area, Miss Melville’s plan was more far-reaching in its concepts.
The March 15, 1929 plan had been sent to Darwin D. Martin, a member of the Pine Mountain school board of trustees during a time of transition at the School. He had not forwarded it on as no action was taken on the plan because Angela Melville’s position as an institutional director was an interim position. However, when Glyn Morris came on as the new Director of the School in 1931, Martin sent Morris a copy of the Melville plan with a note that he believed that Morris would “find it in accord with just what he [Morris] has in mind and along the line he is developing his thought.”
Mr. Martin continues
For the benefit of the new members of the Board, I will say that nothing has yet been done in the direction suggested by Miss Melville. The school is still maintaining 5th and 6th grades and is still rejecting applicants of whatever age who can not matriculate for 5th grade.
The plan follows.