Campbell, Arleen M. Allen, 1902
Arleen M. Allen was born in Springport, the daughter of Ernie and Clara Allen. When Arleen was one year old, her parents moved to a farm that has since become part of Starr Commonwealth.Arleen graduated from Albion High School in 1920, by which time she had already been serving as a teacher for the Gay Country School north of Albion. She then worked at Western Normal College in Kalamazoo, receiving her life teaching certificate from Western State Teacher’s College in 1932. At the age of fifty, she received her B.S. from Western’s College of Education. After college Arleen taught at rural schools for 22 years and in the Springport schools for 23 years. She taught every grade and virtually every subject. Arleen was recognized as a creative and innovative teacher who provided her pupils with unique experiences. Upon her retirement, she was honored by the Springport Board of Education for her contributions to the education of children. In addition to her teaching and continuing education, Arleen also found time to develop her skills as an artist, a musician and a seamstress. She resided in the Duck Lake area with her husband, Raymond Campbell, who preceded her in death by two months.
Source: Albion Public Library, Local History Room
From: Albion AAUW. Some Notable Women of the Albion Area. Albion, Michigan: American Association of University Women. 1998.