Teacher; professor of education. Born– September 15, 1928, in Clinton, Ill. Parents– Carter Bransletter and Trella Bernice (Bell) Walden. Married– Shirley Gail Butterfield, February 1, 1952. Children– Two. Education– University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., 1952; California State University, Los Angeles, M.A., 1957; Claremont Graduate School, Ph.D., 1966. Military service: U.S. Navy, 1946-1948. Taught at Redland, CA, Public Schools, 1952-1953; Monrovia, CA, Public Schools, 1953-1966; principal, 1956-1966. Taught at Auburn University, 1966-1988; at Auburn University at Montgomery, 1988-1993.   Member of National and Alabama Education Associations; Southern Regional Council on Educational Administration (chair, 1972-73); Phi Delta Kappa; and other professional organizations.  Contributed articles (many on education in Alabama) to various professional education journals; Section editor of Educational Administration Abstracts, 1969-1973. Died February 9, 2014.


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Joint Publication(s):

Decision Making and Schools for the 70s. Washington, D.C.; National Education Association, 1970.

Desegregation and Superintendent Turnover.  Auburn University, 1970.

The Elementary School Principalship, Leadership for the 80s. New York; Holt, Rinehart, 1983.

Students’ Rights and Discipline. Arlington, Va.; National Association of Elementary School Principals, 1975.

Teachers’ Guide to the Administration of American Schools. Auburn University, 1984.