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Chauncey, Carolyn Kraus, 1915
    Died 1982

Carolyn Kraus was born March 8, 1915, in Hart, Michigan. She earned a B.A. from the future WesternMichigan University in 1938 and began her career in Albion, teaching fifth and sixth grades at Dalrymple School. Carolyn married Richard M. Chauncey in 1942, at which time she resigned her teaching post, probably to begin raising her family of three daughters. She later returned to teaching at both Dalrymple and Harrington schools. Carolyn also worked as an elementary reading consultant, developing the district’s junior primary program for children between kindergarten and first grades. She received a master’s degree from Eastern Michigan University in 1970. Afterward, Carolyn taught at Crowell School and served as its principal there from 1976 to 1977. She was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church, the E.L.T. Club, AAUW, the Michigan Education Association and the National Education Association. Upon her death in 1982, a memorial fund was established in her honor to aid the elementary school libraries.

Source: Journal of Albion, May 15, 1982

From: Albion AAUW. Some Notable Women of the Albion Area. Albion, Michigan: American Association of University Women. 1998.