Teacher. Born– 1864, St. Paul, Minn. Parents– Clarence D. and Rhoda Matilda (Morton) Pierce. Married– John Franklin Johnson, June 6, 1897. Children– Two. Education– State Normal School, St. Cloud, Minn., graduated 1885. Critic and model teacher, St. Paul Teachers’ Training School, 1890-1892; critic teacher and department supervisor, Moorhead State Teachers College, 1892-1895; department supervisor, State Teachers College, Mankato, 1896-1899. Moved to Alabama and founded the School of Organic Education, Fairhope, 1907; director until 1938; director, Edgewood School, Greenwich, Conn. and conducted summer schools there and in Fairhope, Ala. Founder, Progressive Education Association and honorary vice-president.
Biographical Dictionary of American Authors.
Thirty Years With an Idea. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1974.