Pine Mountain Settlement School
Series 07: Directors – Glyn Morris
GLYN MORRIS STUDY & RECOMMENDATIONS VI PERSONNEL
TAGS: Glyn Morris Study & Recommendations VI Personnel; Pine Mountain Settlement School; Harlan County, KY; education; institutional reports; institutional management; 1942; institutional history; staff; personnel; teachers; doctors; nurses; staff turnover; hiring; training; administrators; counselors; housemothers; secretraries; farmers; dieticians; bookkeepers; publicity representatives;
GALLERY: Glyn Morris Study & Recommendations VI Personnel
TRANSCRIPTION: Glyn Morris Study & Recommendations VI Personnel
As will be noted on the chart(1) there has been some decrease in staff turnover in recent years but the problem of securing well-trained, well-adjusted personnel is a serious one, as Miss [Evelyn K.] Wells indicated much earlier:
It has been hard to teach a school so far away from the source of supply of good progressive teachers, and we have suffered from the comings and goings of good teachers who could not afford to work at Pine Mountain or could not manage the conditions. We have lost many who put in a couple of years of solid work with our children and really took hold of their minds.
Especially is this true in the field of vocational teaching, where even before the war there was a great demand for teachers, accentuated by government aid in these fields through Smith Hughes and George Dean grants. Minimum salaries in this region for Home Economics teachers are at least one-third more than Pine Mountain can offer, even considering maintenance allowance. For the most part, however, Pine Mountain considers itself fortunate in having a proportionately large number of well-trained, devoted workers, many of whom could easily secure employment elsewhere at larger salaries. At times the staff suffers from feeding too much upon its own resources, and some have suggested more frequent changes in personnel as a possible solution.
For better or for worse a fair share of the staff are from the region, and products of the school itself are well-represented.
During the past ten years six doctors have been employed. Three stayed less than one year. Several factors are accountable for this turnover, the most important single factor being the inability of…
- See Appendix No. 5
…their wives to adjust to the comparative isolation of Pine Mountain.
As will be noted, the staff is large in proportion to the number of students.
Pine Mountain Staff Members
as of May 1942
|Name||Years at P.M.||Training|
|Glyn Morris, Director||11||A.B. Albright 1928 B.D.
|Gladys Morris, Special||11||R.N. Rome Hosp. N.Y. 1924
|August Angel, Printing||7||B.S. Miami U. 1932|
|Malcolm Arny, Counselor||2||B.A. Union College, 1937
N.Y. School of Social Research, Graduate
|Birdena Bishop, Community Grp Teacher||2||A.B. Berea College 1940|
|Jess Burden, Mechanics Teacher||1||B.S. Berea College 1941|
|Leona Burden, Home Economics||1||B.S. Berea College 1941|
|Boone Callahan, Woodworking||13||A.B. Bradley Polytechnic
|Edith Cold, English, Library||7||A.B. Hillsdale College
M.A. University of Michigan 1917
|Arthur W. Dodd, Principal||10||A.B. Berea College 1930|
|Georgia Dodd, Housemother||3||Pine Mountain 1937|
|Janet Grant, Secretary||1 1/2||A.B. Earlham College 1933|
|William Hayes, Farmer, Dairyman||5||Pine Mountain 1937|
|Gladys Hill, Co-op Teacher||13||A.B. Eastern State Teachers Col. 1927|
|Alice Joy Keith, Science Teacher||5||A.B. Columbia Univ. 1907
A.M. Univ. of Calif. 1928
|Martha Anne Keene, English, Bible||1||A.B. Mt. Holyoke 1938
Pine Mountain Staff Membership, cont.
|Name||Years at P.M.||Training|
|Josephine Merrill, Housemother||11||A.M. Wellesley 1899|
|Ruth Moody, Dietician||1||Ashville College 1940-41|
|Lois Penn, Dietician||1 month||A.B. Baker U. 1922|
|Grace Rood, Nurse||5||A.B. Oberlin
R.N. Johns Hopkins
|Ruth Shuler, Asst. Secretary||2||Pine Mountain 1940
Strayer Business Col.
|Emma Carter Smith, Housemother||1||A.B. Salem 1905|
|Barbara Spelman, Bookkeeper||2||Beloit College 1938-40|
|Ella Trufant, Housemother, Music Teacher||2||A.B. Radcliffe 1940|
|Rev. Richard Baker, Line Fork||5||McCormick Theological Seminary|
|Lutrella Baker, Line Fork||5||Moody Bible Institute|
|Anna Pishak, Medical Settlement||3|
|Alice L. Cobb, Publicity (Special)||6||A.B. Western College 1930
A.M. U.T.S. 1938
GLYN MORRIS Biography