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Joanna Breedlove Crane, American language specialist. Certified teacher Alabama. Recipient Loyalty award, Huntingdon College Alumni Association, 1985; National Endowment of the Humanities grantee, 1976.


Crane, Joanna Breedlove was born on August 19, 1930 in Montgomery, Alabama, United States. Daughter of John William and Willora (Dixon) Breedlove.


Bachelor, Huntingdon College, 1952. Master of Arts, Southern Methodist University, 1953. Postgraduate, University Mississippi, Aubigny-sur-Nere, France, 1958.

Postgraduate, Louisiana State University, 1959. Postgraduate, University Alabama, 1960—1968.


Teacher French, English, Music and History Montgomery County Board Education, 1953—1960. Foreign language consultant Alabama State Department Education, Montgomery, 1960—1976, assistant to director division instruction, 1976—1980, executive secretary state courses study program, 1980—1984, foreign language and English specialist, since 1984. Reviewer National Endowment of the Humanities, Washington, 1977.

Member advisory council Montgomery Board Adult Basic Education Program, since 1983. President Soroptimist International Montgomery, 1976—1977, 1984—1986. Lay speaker United Methodist Church.


  • Certified teacher Alabama.


  • Other Work

    • Editor: Dimension: Languages '75: Lifelong Language Learning, 1975. Division editor newspaper. Contributor chapters to books, articles to professional journals.


Member of Soroptimist International of Americas Inc. (governor Southern region 1984-1986), American Association Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alabama Association Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alabama Association Supervisors and Directors Instruction (liaison 1980-1986), Alabama Association Foreign Language Teachers (liaison coordinator 1965-1976, since 1984, liaison 1980-1986), Southern Conference Language Teaching (chairman 1974-1975, executive committee 1988-1991), National Council State Supervisors Foreign Languages (president 1969-1970), American Council Teaching Foreign Languages (executive council 1970-1974, chairman publicity committee), International Soroptimist American, Alabama State Department Education (liason Alabama Comn. Higher Education Consortium since 1984), Curriculum Development and Instruction (treasurer since 1986), Alabama Association Supervision, Kappa Kappa Iota (president 1971), Alpha Delta Kappa.


  • Other Interests

    Reading, piano, marimba, swimming.


Married William Harry Crane, September 15, 1970. Children: Ann Kelliher, Betsy Hornaday, Vickie Allen 1 stepchild Jean Adams.

John William Breedlove

Willora (Dixon) Breedlove

William Harry Crane

Ann Kelliher Crane

Betsy Hornaday Crane

Vickie Allen 1 stepchild Jean Adams Crane