Alice Thomas Waters—Outstanding Educator Leaves Legacy of Teaching
Alice Thomas Waters’ life was devoted to education with a special interest in teaching children how to read. After spending more than forty years teaching students in Tennessee, she passed away of a heart attack at the age of eighty-eight.
Mrs. Thomas received her undergraduate degree at Tennessee State University. She went on to receive her master’s from Fisk University and to attend the University of Chicago where she received a certificate in advanced studies as a reading specialist.
A member of several educational organizations, Mrs. Thomas served as chairwoman of the Nashville Teachers Association, and president of the National Council of Negro Women. She and her husband were members of Phi Delta Kappa for many years.
Phi Delta Kappa, Teachers College extends condolences to Mrs. Waters’ daughter, Alice Mayhew, an officer of Phi Delta Kappa, Teachers College.#