Who was Helen Morgan?
Miss Helen Morgan taught kindergarten for 40 years in the Sparta District School system. When a new Sparta school was to be built in 1958, a contest to “Name the New School” was proposed.
The winning entry was made by then second grader Jonathan Price, who wrote: “Miss Helen Morgan gave us a good start … I think she would give the new school a good start.”
Born on February 25, 1902 in Newark, Miss Morgan attended high school in Newton and went on to do her teacher training at Newark Normal School. She was a gifted, well loved teacher and in her 40 years of teaching in Sparta, Miss Morgan taught many children and grandchildren of her former pupils. In the latter years of her teaching, Miss Morgan’s often brought her Saint Bernard dog ‘Tag-along’ to her classroom, to the delight of many of her students.
Sparta and Andover were home to Miss Morgan until her passing on June 13, 1970.
Miss Morgan and Tag-A-Long
Celebrating 40 Years of Service
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Special thanks to the following people for their efforts in helping us remember and honor Helen Morgan:
Muriel Kraft Quinn