Date of Award
Open Access Thesis
Master of Arts in Leadership (MAL)
The focus of this historical case study is to examine the life of Stella Louise Wood, an educator recognized for her leadership in public kindergarten and teacher training in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She spearheaded the campaign for free public kindergartens in the city in 1896, and was the leader of its teacher training school for the following fifty-two years. In that time, Stella Wood shared her strong commitment to the youngest students and her dynamic spirit with over 2,500 teacher trainees, known as Miss Wood's girls. She lived to approve a merger of her school with Macalester College in St. Paul, and assist in planning the merger.
Ostlund, Bonnie G., "Historical Case Study of Stella L. Wood" (1999). Theses and Graduate Projects. 403.