Brackett, Anna Callender
- Susan M. Lloyd
Brackett, Anna Callender (21 May 1836–18 March 1911), educator, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the daughter of Samuel Eaton Brackett, a dry goods merchant, and Caroline S. Callender. Brackett attended public and private schools in the Boston area, including Abbott’s Academy, before enrolling in the State Normal School in Framingham. Graduating at age twenty, she taught briefly in the East Brookfield schools before returning to Framingham as assistant principal. In 1860 she moved to Charleston, South Carolina, to become vice principal of Girls’ High and Normal School, remaining there for nearly two years, until the onset of the Civil War forced her and all other northerners to leave. Following a year of teaching at the Cambridge, Massachusetts, high school, she was called, at the age of twenty-five, to the principalship of the St. Louis Normal School in Missouri....