Fulton High School - Forum Yearbook (Atlanta, GA)

 - Class of 1948

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3 I 4 r DR JERE A WELLS N M MUHI!-UVI Born January 25 I892 Dred August 7 I947 To everyone Dr Jere Wells was lrnown as a great and good man an educator of hrgh rant But wrth Fulton Hugh he had a closer relatron for he taught at thrs school from I92I l924 The present burldrng was hrs 'Frrst constructron project after he became Superrntendent Hrs sympathetrc under standrng and srncerrty of purpose won the esteem of hrs students and hrs colleagues and hrs loss rs keenly felt bythe 'faculty and the alumnr Shortly before hrs death he sard Our arm rs to grve our chrldren the best educatron possrble The youngsters who are growrng up now are our most valuable asset To the furtherance of therr educatron he devoted the strength of a magnrfrcent physrque and an able brarn After servrng rn World War l and teachrng rn Fulton County he was elected Superrntendent of Fulton County Schools rn l924 Durrng the twenty four years that he held thrs offrce he led the drrfves for three bond rssues In that perrod the school enrollment grew from 6500 to 30000 and the school propertres rncreased rn value from S200 000 to S6 000 O00 He helped brrng about the pensron and tenure legrslatron for teachers and secured vocatronal educatron rn the hrgh schools At the trme of death he was engaged rn a two and a halt mrllron dollar expansron program and a plan for coordrnatrng the crty and the county currrcula In I947 the Emory Chapter of the natronal honorary educatronal traternrty Kappa Phr Kappa named hrm Educator of the Year rn thrs area and Emory Unrversrty conferred upon hrm the degree of Doctor of Laws Tl-rrs was hrs second doctorate the frrst havrng been conferred upon hrm by the Atlanta Law School rn I94l Thrs partral lrst of achrevements only begrns to tell the story of hrs work Hrs energy and vrtalrty hrs cheerfulness and contrdence hrs Chrrstran rdeals and character rnfused rnto the schools a sprrrt that made them grow and develop rnto a great system Hrs rnfluence contrnues rntangrble yet tremendous . . 1 1 - 1 . 1 ' - 1 . . ,, . . . . . . 1 . . -r , 1 - 1 1 1 1 1 - 1 1 . 1. ,, . . . . . . 1 - 1 - 1 1 . , .

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