I love researching people in history. This week’s featured person is no exception. Emma Willard was a firm believer in education for women and girls. She worked hard at seeing her goals accomplished. She also published textbooks and later other works.
Emma Willard was an educator, writer, and founder of the Troy Female Seminary, the country’s first academic school for young women. Willard’s efforts to gain public support for the education of young women, coupled with the school’s success, spurred the establishment of other academic high schools for girls, women’s colleges, and co-educational universities. Click here to learn more.