Elsie Jones Hare

Miami, FL

Elsie Jones Hare, During a 30-year teaching career in the Florida Panhandle, she was an exceptional source of inspiration for students who lived in rural poverty. An accomplished musician and writer, she was educated at Huntington College in Alabama. After two years in Pensacola, she centered her life in the small town of Century, where she taught everything from French to chemistry, shorthand, and typing. She held a lifetime teaching certificate from the state, and her students remembered her with such fondness that she was chosen for the Florida Women’s Hall of Fame in the year following her death.