Scott Westerman and David Hessler Review New Instructional Materials at Jones School, August 1967 Photographer: Duane Scheel
Ann Arbor News, August 11, 1967
U.S.-Financed School Materials: W. Scott Westerman Jr. (left), assistant superintendent for instruction for the Ann Arbor Public Schools and acting superintendent effective Sept. 1, and David Hessler, director of school libraries and instructional materials, look over materials being prepared for distribution to local schools at Jones School. The materials were purchased with funds from the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Nearly $60,000 in federal funds have been used here in the last two years to buy instructional materials.
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Shirley Beckley was born on July 30, 1942. She was raised by her mother on Wall St. and attended Jones School, Mack School, and Bach Schools in Ann Arbor. Shirley started as a housing manager for the Ann Arbor Housing Commission, later becoming housing director in Lansing and Muskegon. She reminisces about working at Jacobson’s, dances at the Dunbar Center, businesses on Fourth Avenue and Ann Streets, and tense racial incidents in the schools. Shirley continues to be deeply involved in social justice issues at the local level.