Mary Labarre Angood
1889 Fremont, Nebraska – 1971 Omaha, Nebraska
A long-time Omaha Central High School art instructor, Mary Angood was known for curriculum innovation including the addition of classes in etching, leather tooling, and weaving. At Central High, art was made a regular part of the curriculum after World War I, and four credits could be earned toward the 32 required for graduation. Mary received encouragement from Ruth Tompsett, the Central High Art Department Chair. When Mary arrived in 1922, Ruth had already paved the way for broader choices, something underscored by the Omaha World Herald on July 4: “Because of the large enrollment in the art department, Miss Mary Angood has been added to the staff. Mis
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