First, let me say what a fantastic job you
have done on this web site. You have such devotion to the town
of Porterdale! Kay Coggin, my sister, forwarded the info on to
me, and I hope you can use some of my info.
Nadia Ann Shaw Coody 1940 - 1958
Currently in Coto de Caza, California
I have my old report cards from Porterdale
School, so I can fill in some of the information on teachers at
1st Grade Ruby Lane *prior to 1946 -at
least until l954 Principal : Miss King
2nd Grade Mrs. M. R. Ellington ( Mary)
*prior to l947 until at least l954 Principal: Miss King
3rd Grade Ruby Jordan *prior to 1948
until at least l954 Principal: Miss King
4th Grade Velma Acree *prior to l949 until
at least l954 Principal: Miss King
5th Grade Mary Trippe *prior to l950 until
at least l954 * This is where I'm not sure who was principal
because somewhere along the line, Miss Tanner became principal.
6th Grade Pauline Hardman *prior to l951
until at least l954
7th Grade Mrs. J. B. Weaver *prior to
l952 until at least l954
8th Grade Miss Jordye Tanner *prior to
l953 until at least the end of school year l954. I do not know
if she was principal during this time or not. Seems to me Miss
King was the principal all during my grammar school years;
however, I have a "picture" in my mind of Miss Tanner sitting in
the principal's office.
I was on the Honor Roll all 8 grades, but had
many marks for "whispers to much" and "capable of doing
better". My grandchildren use me as an excuse when they are
marked for "socializing too much"!
Keep up the good work. I am sure there are
others that enjoy the website as well!