Gertrude S. Williams, retired Barclay School principal who took on administration to adopt private school curriculum, dies | #teacher | #children | #kids


Ms. Williams was born Oct. 1, 1927, in Orange County, Virginia, the seventh of eight children of Horace E. Williams, a carpenter, and Mamie W. Williams (Wallace), a domestic worker. The family moved to Philadelphia while Ms. Williams was in elementary school. She graduated in 1949 from Cheyney State Teacher’s College, near Cheyney, Pennsylvania, becoming the first in her family to graduate from both high school and college.



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