CHATSWORTH AVENUE PRINCIPAL QUITS SCHOOL
Ruth Stewart Tenders Her Resignation To Mamaroneck Board
Ruth Stewart, principal of the Chatsworth Avenue School
in Larchmont since 1922, tendered her resignation to
the Mamaroneck Board of Education, Tuesday.
Stewart, who commented today that she did not intend
to retire in the full sense of the word, said she will
spend her winters in Florida and New York city and travel
extensively. Her resignation was accepted with regret
by the Board Tuesday night.
Board, however, took no action on a successor. It has
also to find a successor to T. James Ahern, principal
of the Mamaroneck Senior High school, who was being
elevated to the post of Superintendent, replacing A.
Z. Boothby, who will retire in June.
Stewart was born in Johnstown, New York, and attended
high school they are. After her graduation from the
New Paltz, NY Normal School, she did special work at
Teacher’s College, Columbia University, and at
City College of New York.
taught in elementary and intermediate greats in Manhattan
and Mystic, Connecticut, and was director of the intermediate
grades at State Teacher’s College at Lock Haven
in Pennsylvania. She was also principal of the Beacon-on-Hudson
elementary schools before assuming her post with the
Chatsworth Avenue School
Stewart resides at seventeen Addison Street, near the
school she heads. The Chatsworth Avenue School has an
enrollment of approximately 500 pupils.
Stewart is a member of the World Federation of Education
Associations, the National Education Association, and
is a past president of the New York City branch of the
National Council of Education. She is a member of the
Elementary Principals branch of the National Education
Association, of the New York City Academy of Public
Education, and of the New York City Society for the
Study of Education.
appreciation for the cooperation given by the teaching
staff of the Chatsworth Avenue School and by the parents
of children with whom she has worked since 1922, Miss
Stewart today said she was “most grateful to all
SUCCESSOR TO AHERN NAMED. DR. HALTER
McLain Of Oneonta Wins Post In Senior High School. Board
Fills Post Vacated By Miss Stewart.
C. McLain of Oneonta High School in Otsega, New York,
has been appointed Principal of the Mamaroneck High
School, effective July 1, it was announced today by
Superintendent of Schools Arthur Z. Boothby.
appointment was made Tuesday by the Mamaroneck Board
of Education, which also named Dr. Helen T. Halter,
teacher of social studies and English and the Mamaroneck
Junior High School, as principal of the Chatsworth Avenue
Elementary School in Larchmont.
McLain will succeed T. James Ahern, who becomes Superintendent
of Schools when Mr. Boothby retires in June after having
served for 25 years in that position. Dr. Halter succeeds
Miss Stewart as principal of the Chatsworth Avenue School.
Miss. Stewart tendered her resignation recently.
McLain was born in Liberty, Pennsylvania, received his
A.B. at Susquehanna University, and his master’s
degree at Cornell university. He has had eighteen years
of experience as an educator, serving for five years
as Headmaster of the Hardwick Seminary, five years as
a teacher of history at Oneonta High School, and six
years as principal of that school.
is married and has two children, one a sophomore and
the other a junior in high school. Mr. McLain is Treasurer
of the New York State Association of Secondary School
Principals and Chairman of the Committee on Teachers
Education Certification and Improvement of the State
was one of twenty educators in New York State to be
chosen by the State Education Department last summer
to be sent to the Harvard University workshop for the
study of out-of-school youth training. His expenses
were paid by the state.
Oneonta, he was also director of a vocational program
for in-school and out-of-school use, through the assistance
of the National Youth Administration.
Halter was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and received
her A. B. and A. M. at the Washington University of
St. Louis, and her Doctor of Philosophy at New York
University. She has had fourteen years of experience
as a teacher.
Haalter first served as a high school teacher in Venice,
Illinois, and then served for eight years in the demonstration
school of Milne High School at Albany, New York. She
was appointed a teacher of social studies and English
in the Mamaroneck Junior High School in 1938. This is
also taught during the summer and a night teaches a
number of educational courses at New York University.
Halter is a member of the New York Regents’ committee
of curriculum revision in social studies. She is associate
editor of “The Clearinghouse,” publication
of the New York University School of Education. She
is author of “Society in Action,” a guide
to social studies, and is co-author of “Social
Board of Education has not yet acted on the appointment
of a successor to her teaching post at the Junior High
Note: Miss Ruth Stewart served as principal
between 1922 and 1942. See the Retirement
Dinner for Miss Lynch in 1922.
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