Manchester High School AM faculty members
The school year beginning September 1952 brought the start of double sessions due to the ever growing student population. Appearing above is the AM session faculty staff. School began at 8:38 AM and completed at 12:10 PM. Juniors and seniors attended the morning session.
by Dick Jenkins, Class of 1955 - reprinted with permission

Edson Bailey
Principal 1935 - 1960

Elisabeth Bennet
Teacher and Principal of Barnard and Nathan Hale Schools

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Walker Briggs
Teacher, Football Coach

B.A.,Bates College;
M.Ed., Springfield College

Modern Problems;
History of Latin America

Miss Julia Case

B.S., University of CT;
M.A., New York University

Physical Education


Wilfred Clarke

New Haven School of Gymnastics

Physical Education

Richard Danielson
Teacher; Soccer Coach

B.A.,Trinity College


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George Emmerling
Administrative Assistant

B.A., Bates College;
M.A., University of CT

Miss Helen Estes

B.A.,Wheaton College;
Ed.M., Harvard University


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Miss Ione Fellows

A.B., Middlebury College


Miss Ester Granstrom
Principal Lincoln School, Manchester Green School,
Bowers School


Miss Hope Henderson

B.F.A., Pratt Institute;


Gilbert Hunt
Teacher, Assistant Coach

B.A., Yale University;
M.A., Harvard University



Arthur Illing
Superintendent of Schools

B.S., Weslayan University;
M.A., Boston University

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Thomas Kelly
Teacher, Coach Baseball

B.A., Bates College



Miss Avis Kellogg

B.S., University of New Hampshire


Miss Erna Loomis

B.A., Mount Allison University



Miss Jeanne Low

B.A., Bates College;
M.A., Middlebury College;
Diplôme, University of Paris


Hazel Lutz
Art Supervisor, Manchester School System for 34 years

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Harry Maidment

B.A., Yale University;
M.A., University of CT

Personal Economics;
US History;
Driver Ed

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Miss Anna McGuire

B.S., New York University



Albert Pearson
M.B., University of Rochester


Dwight Perry
(1899 - 1968)

B.S., University of Minnesota,
M.A., Columbia University


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Laurance Perry
Teacher, Golf Coach
(1924 - 2002)

B.S., M.A. Trinity College


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Louis Piper

B.A., Wesleyan University;
M.A., Clark University

U.S. History


Chester Robinson
Vice Principal

B.S., Colby College

Mrs. Helen Page Skinner

B.S., Columbia University



William Vaders

B.S., University of New Hampshire

Industrial Arts;

Fred Ayer Verplanck
Teacher, Principal, Superintendent of Schools for 42 years

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Charles "Pete" Wigren
Teacher, Coach, Track, Cross Country

A.B. Wesleyan University


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Miss Isabel Worth

A.B., Tufts College;
A.M., Boston University



Elgin Zatursky
Teacher, Coach, Basketball

A.B., M.A., Tufts College

U.S. History


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