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    Iola Tapley

    Iola Tapley Wilkins 1866-1951


    The History of Wilkins

    Iola Tapley Wilkins 1866-1951. She was born in Jackson and attended Fair Lawn Institute for Girls. She began her teaching career at Central School in 1889 and transferred to Lee School in 1902. She was the first principal of Galloway, and later taught at Duling and Lee. As principal of Galloway, she organized a parent-teacher association, thus becoming the founder of the first state-affiliated parent-teacher association in the Jackson Municipal Separate School District.


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