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Rosalie Thornton Harrison

Rosalie Thornton Harrison, American guidance counselor, educator.

Background

  • Harrison, Rosalie Thornton was born on January 24, 1917 in Birmingham, Alabama, United States. Daughter of John William and Zora (Whetstone) Thornton.

  • Education

    • 1 child, Porter Harmon. AB, Samford University, 1937. Master of Arts, University Alabama, 1945.

      Postgraduate, Teachers College, Columbia University, 1945-1946, 53, Catholic University American, 1956, 63-64, George Washington University, 1957-1958, 59, American University, 1962, University Maryland, 1964-1965, University Düsseldorf.C., 1967-1969, 70.

    Career

    • Teacher Pinson (Alabama). Elementary School, 1937-1941. Teacher Children's School, University Alabama, summers 1939-1941.

      Teacher, assistant principal Avondale Estates (Georgia) Elementary School, 1941-1945. Assistant teacher Horace Mann-Lincoln School of Teachers College, Columbia University, 1946. Instructor English, Samford University, 1948.

      Teacher Lakeview Elementary School, Birmingham, 1948-1949, Hazelwood Elementary School, Louisville, 1950-1951, McFerran Elementary School, Louisville, 1952-1953. With public schools of District of Columbia, Washington, District of Columbia, 1956-1982: teacher Congress Heights Elementary School, Washington, 1956-1963. Guidance counselor Barnard Elementary School, Washington, 1963-1982.

      Administrator District of Columbia Project Head Start, summers 1966-1969, coordinator parent program, summers 1968-1969. Principal Congress Heights-Savoy Elementary Summer School, Washington, 1971, Blow-Bowen Elementary Summer School, Washington, 1972. Delaware Congress of Baptist World Alliance, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1960, Miami, Florida, 1965.

      Director District of Columbia Baptist Convention Summer Mission Camp Girls Auxiliary, 1955, assembly officer Department Baptist Women, 1967-1971, 73-77. Director Baptist Training Union, Riverside Baptist Church, Washington, 1954-1965, also member choir, council, member numerous committees, officer, since 1953. Past president Ministers Wives, District of Columbia Baptist Convention Kentucky Colonel Member National Education Association (life), American Counseling Association, District of Columbia Counseling Association, American School Counselor Association, District of Columbia School Counselor Association, District of Columbia Elementary School Counselor Association (past vice president), District of Columbia Career Development Association (past president), National Career Development Association, Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development, District of Columbia Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development, Association Specialists in Group Work, District of Columbia Association Specialists in Group Work (charter), American Mental Health Counselors Association, District of Columbia Mental Health Counselors Association.

      Also International Platform Association, Council for Exceptional Children, National Trust History Preservation, District of Columbia Retired Teachers Association, The Columbian Women of the George Washington University (past 1st vice president), Smithsonian National Associates, United States Capitol History Society, Concerned Citizens Council Washington (past president), Washington City Bible Society (board directors), Alpha Delta Kappa (past state president Washington, past president Gamma chapter).

    Membership

    Member choir, council, member numerous committees, officer, since 1953. Member National Education Association (life), American Counseling Association, District of Columbia Counseling Association, American School Counselor Association, District of Columbia School Counselor Association, District of Columbia Elementary School Counselor Association (past vice president), District of Columbia Career Devel.

    Connections

    • Married Porter Harmon Harrison, April 12, 1941. 1 child, Porter Harmon.
    • father: John William Thornton
    • mother: Zora (Whetstone) Thornton
    • spouse: Porter Harmon Harrison
    • child: Porter Harmon Harrison
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    Born January 24, 1917
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