Mamie Foster

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Mamie Foster

Mamie Labon Foster (born June 30, 1912 in Alabama; died September 16, 1991 in Los Angeles, California) was a long-time educator for Jefferson County Schools, a member of the Homewood Board of Education, and president pro-tempore of the Board of Trustees of Alabama A&M University.

Foster graduated from Rosedale School, where she was taught by Fannie Jones and Bennie Colvin. She went on to complete high school at Alabama A&M Institute High School and a bachelor of science in elementary education from Alabama A&M Collect. She also earned two masters degrees from the Teacher College at Columbia University in New York, New York.

Foster began working for Jefferson County Schools in 1932 and taught at her alma mater, Rosedale High School, and became a colleague of some of her former teachers. She taught Shelley Stewart there.

Foster retired in 1978, after 46 years. She died in Los Angeles, California in 1991 and is buried at Roosevelt Memorial Park alongside her husband, Donald Hayes II.

Mamie Foster Place in Homewood and the Mamie Labon Foster Living/Learning Complex at Alabama A&M University are named in her honor.

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