MORRISS, ELIZABETH CLEVELAND, 1877-1960

Biography:

Teacher; adult educator. Born– Selma, Ala., September 27,¬†1877. Parents– William Calloway and Frances Cornelia (Lide) Cleveland. Married– John Morriss, September 1908. Education– A.B., Judson College, 1895; L.I., (a library science degree), Peabody College, 1908; special study, Universities of Virginia and Wisconsin; B.S., 1932; M.A., 1933, Teachers College, Columbia University. Employed as a teacher, public schools, Birmingham, 1900-1901; Selma, 1901-1904; Margaret Allen School, Birmingham, 1904-1908; organized community schools for¬†adults, Buncombe County, N.C., 1919; executive director, National Education Association’s Department of Adult Education, 1929-1931; vice president, National Education Association, 1938-1940; director of adult elementary education, Buncombe County; Director of Adult Education, State Department of Public Instruction; WPA, North Carolina, 1936-1941. Died July 16, 1960.

Source:

Who’s Who of American Women, 1958.

Publication(s):

Adult Adventures in Reading. New York; E. P. Dutton, 1939.

Citizens Reference Book. Chapel Hill, N.C.; University of North Carolina Press, 1922.

Teachers’ Manual for Use With Adult Adventures in Reading. New York; E. P. Dutton, 1939.

Joint_Publication(s):

Writing and Composition Book for Adult Beginners. Richmond; Johnson Publishing Co., 1921.

An Experimental Reading Study in the Joint Library-Adult Elementary Education Field. New York; Teachers College, Columbia University, 1935.