FACULTY / STAFF

SCHOOL YEARS 1929 - 1959

Faculty and staff information comes from yearbooks and school records.

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Helen Adams

Listed as faculty in the 1946 Mar-Ken Yearbook

William Alcarez

Listed as faculty in the 1947 Mar-Ken Yearbook

Esther Appleton

Listed as faculty in the 1940 Mar-Ken graduation booklet

Mary Lee Wooters

Teacher at Lawlor & later Principal of School in 1940

Mildred Barish

Listed as teacher in the 1941 Mar-Ken Yearbook

Grace Barnett

Listed as faculty in the 1947 and 1948 Mar-Ken Yearbooks

Mary Ellen Barry

Listed as faculty in the 1940 Mar-Ken graduation booklet

Minnie Ethel Bessire

Founder, President and Director of Mar-Ken School

Paul B. Bessire

Husband of Minnie Ethel, Father of William Kent – worked at Mar-Ken School

William Kent Bessire

Director of Mar-Ken School

W.P. Black

Listed as faculty in the 1942 Mar-Ken Yearbook

Hondriek W. Boef

Listed as faculty in the 1948 Yearbook, and autographed a 1949 Yearbook.

Edouard Boesch

Listed as faculty in the 1946 Mar-Ken Yearbook

Emma Brown

Listed as faculty in the 1947 Mar-Ken Yearbook

Phila Burck

Listed as faculty in the 1945 Mar-Ken Yearbook

Ruth Circe

Listed as faculty in 1946 Mar-Ken Yearbook; also a student in 1941-42

Tema Shults Clare

1954 Mexico Summer school

Edna Colwell

Listed in the 1947 Mar-Ken Yearbook

Hazel Cunningham

Listed as faculty in the 1943 Mar-Ken Yearbook

Mrs. Davis

Taught renaissance studies, European Literature, and history

Ruth Dloughy

Listed as faculty in the 1940 Mar-Ken graduation booklet

Mrs. Doud

Teacher of history, music, opera, & composers’ lives at Lawlor Professional School

May Ely

Co-director with Mrs. Lawlor of the Lawlor Professional School in 1930

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Mr. Felder

Teacher in 1955 – 1956

Laurence M. Feldman

Student and teacher at the school

Antoinette Follette

Listed as faculty in the 1946 Mar-Ken Yearbook

Charles Follette

At Mar-Ken School from 1946 to 1950, taught English and English history

Violet Ford

Listed as faculty in the 1944 Mar-Ken Yearbook

James William Foxx

Vice-principal 1940, principal 1941

Mr. Gallardi

Taught Spanish at Lawlor

Mary Hendrickson

Listed as faculty in the 1946 Mar-Ken Yearbook

Doris Gilliland

Listed as faculty in the 1942/3 Mar-Ken Yearbooks

Elizabeth Hamlin

Taught Latin, math and science at Mar-Ken Sherman Oaks campus

Mr. Haver (true name: Haberkorn)

Taught history and German at Mar-Ken Sherman Oaks campus

Theresa Hicks

Listed as faculty in the 1945 Mar-Ken Yearbook; taught French

Florence Himel

Listed as teacher in the 1941 Mar-Ken Yearbook

Philip Hoffman

Listed as faculty in the 1942 Mar-Ken Yearbook

Queenie Hughes

Mar-Ken Secretary, 1940

Mrs. Hummell

Elementary level teacher at Mar-Ken School, Hollywood

Mr. Jack

Taught history at Mar-Ken, 1956-57

Mrs. Jones

Listed as faculty in the 1945 Mar-Ken Yearbook

Ruth Jones

Also known as “Ruthie”. Mar-Ken School cook

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Viola Foss Lawlor

Founder and Director of the Lawlor Professional School

Dorothy Lindquist

Listed as faculty in the 1946 Mar-Ken Yearbook

Frances Lloyd

Listed as faculty in the 1946 Mar-Ken Yearbook

Miss Lurner

Mentioned in the 1943 Mar-Ken Yearbook.

Jane MacArthur

Listed as faculty in the 1940 and 1941 Mar-Ken Yearbook

Margaret Mackert

Listed as teacher in the 1941 Mar-Ken Yearbook

Christiana Marcou

Listed as faculty in the 1940 through 1944 and 1948 Mar-Ken Yearbooks

Natasha Martchenko

Listed as faculty in the 1947 Mar-Ken Yearbook

Peggy McCall

Listed as faculty in the 1942 through 1944 Mar-Ken Yearbooks

Betty June McLain

Listed as faculty in the 1946 Mar-Ken Yearbook

Joyce McMillan

Listed in 1941 Mar-Ken Yearbook

Kathleen Merrett

Listed as faculty in the 1940 Mar-Ken Yearbook and graduation booklet

Stanford Miller

(“Stan”) – taught Latin at Mar-Ken in 1940-41

Beulah Moore

Listed as faculty in the 1942 through 1944 Mar-Ken Yearbooks

Mrs. Noble

English teacher at Mar-Ken School

Ethel Otto

Listed as faculty in the 1940 Mar-Ken Yearbook and graduation booklet

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Marion Palmer

Listed as faculty in the 1940 Mar-Ken Yearbook and graduation booklet

Lydia Peterson

Listed as an administrator in the 1945 and 1947 Mar-Ken Yearbooks

Jewelle Helena Pitts

Listed in 1940 as faculty member, in 1941 as Vice Principal

Edith Porter

Listed as faculty in the 1942 Mar-Ken Yearbook

Lucille Quinn

Listed as auditor in 1940 and 1941 Mar-Ken Yearbooks

Camille Redlich

(“Cam”) (Dreyfuss) Student and teacher; taught junior high in 1957

Sonia Regler

Listed as faculty in the 1946 Mar-Ken Yearbook

Mr. Roberts

English teacher at Mar-Ken School, Sherman Oaks campus

Annie J. Ross

Listed as faculty in the 1940 – 1946 yearbooks; was Principal of Mar-Ken Junior High

Mary Rummel

Listed as faculty in 1943 through 1945 Mar-Ken Yearbooks, taught chemistry

Ruthie – See Ruth Jones Mario Salveneschi

Mario Salveneschi

Taught French, Spanish and Italian, at Mar-Ken School, Sherman Oaks campus

Carmen Scarpitta

Student and teacher

Mr. Shina

Science teacher at Mar-Ken School, Sherman Oaks campus

Bernice Shumar

Listed as faculty in the 1942 Mar-Ken Yearbook

Ms. Sidas

(Sides?) Teacher at Mar-Ken School, Sherman Oaks campus

Vernon E. Simpson

Teacher at Mar-Ken School, Sherman Oaks campus

Patricia Sullivan

Listed as faculty in the 1947 Mar-Ken Yearbook

Mrs. Thias

Taught at Mar-Ken School, Hollywood campus

Tilly

Teacher at Mar-Ken School, Sherman Oaks campus

Janet Tischler

(“Jan”) Secretary, left Mar-Ken School in 1952

Edmunda Traczike

Listed as faculty in the 1947 Mar-Ken Yearbook

Edna Trumbo

Listed as faculty in the 1940 Mar-Ken graduation booklet

Lucille Turner

Listed as teacher in the 1941 Mar-Ken Yearbook

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Bayard Underwood

Listed as faculty in the 1946 Mar-Ken Yearbook

Mr. Von Klooster

Taught German at Mar-Ken, 1956-57

Ethel Voorhees

Listed as faculty in the 1948 and 1949 Mar-Ken Yearbooks; taught chemistry

Bill Walsh

Mentioned in the 1959 Mar-Ken yearbook

Mary Wiggins 

Listed as faculty in the 1942 through 1946 Mar-Ken Yearbooks

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