Helen Greenwood

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Helen Greenwood

Birth
Navasota, Grimes County, Texas, USA
Death
1 Feb 1995 (aged 87)
Navasota, Grimes County, Texas, USA
Burial
Navasota, Grimes County, Texas, USA GPS-Latitude: 30.3896712, Longitude: -96.102195
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Helen Greenwood was an acclaimed and influential English high school teacher in the Texas Public School System. After obtaining her B.A. from Southwestern University, a private, not-for-profit, four year liberal arts college located in Georgetown, Texas, she earned her M.A. at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. She enjoyed a long and successful teaching career that included 14 years in Navasota High School, Texas, and an additional 26 years teaching Major Works and Advanced Placement English at Mirabeau B. Lamar High School in Houston. She was widely known for her ability to recognize and draw out talent among student writers; with her guidance and encouragement, her students won writing contests and attended such prestigious liberal arts programs as Sarah Lawrence College in Yonkers, New York.
During her career, she was highly appreciated by her students and received numerous awards. For example, Gene Clements [FGM # 46119001] of the Lamar Class of 1959 and later a highly successful lawyer in Houston, nominated her as his most influential teacher, which resulted in her recognition at the Harvard University Commencement of 1963 for her outstanding contribution to the teaching of English and for her impact on the lives of her students. Yale University created a Helen Greenwood Memorial Scholarship in her honor upon her passing.
Miss Greenwood was also active in Houston-area theater and appeared in several productions at the Alley Theatre in the 1950s.

Source: The Houston Post, Febrary 3, 1995, Section B, page 9.
Helen Greenwood was an acclaimed and influential English high school teacher in the Texas Public School System. After obtaining her B.A. from Southwestern University, a private, not-for-profit, four year liberal arts college located in Georgetown, Texas, she earned her M.A. at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. She enjoyed a long and successful teaching career that included 14 years in Navasota High School, Texas, and an additional 26 years teaching Major Works and Advanced Placement English at Mirabeau B. Lamar High School in Houston. She was widely known for her ability to recognize and draw out talent among student writers; with her guidance and encouragement, her students won writing contests and attended such prestigious liberal arts programs as Sarah Lawrence College in Yonkers, New York.
During her career, she was highly appreciated by her students and received numerous awards. For example, Gene Clements [FGM # 46119001] of the Lamar Class of 1959 and later a highly successful lawyer in Houston, nominated her as his most influential teacher, which resulted in her recognition at the Harvard University Commencement of 1963 for her outstanding contribution to the teaching of English and for her impact on the lives of her students. Yale University created a Helen Greenwood Memorial Scholarship in her honor upon her passing.
Miss Greenwood was also active in Houston-area theater and appeared in several productions at the Alley Theatre in the 1950s.

Source: The Houston Post, Febrary 3, 1995, Section B, page 9.