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Black History Month: Venerine Branham

10:46 AM, Feb 4, 2011   |    comments
Venerine Branham
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  • Venerine graduated from John Hay High School in 1949. Her parents couldn't afford to send her to college. But she didn't let that stop her from pursuing her dream of becoming a teacher.

    She worked her way through Kent State University and earned a degree in education. Venerine also got her masters at Case Western Reserve.

    Venerine also got married and started a family. She credits her husband with always pushing her to do more.

    She taught in the Cleveland Public Schools for ten years, and spent 20 as a principal.  

    After she retired from the Cleveland Public Schools, Venerine went on to teach at John Carroll University. She also spends her time volunteering on several boards including one at MetroHealth Medical Center and another at the Cleveland Public Library.

    Venerine and 23 other women from Cleveland are a part of the Women of a New Tribe Exhibit at the Main Branch of the Cleveland Public Library.

    It will be on display through April.


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