Leanna Mae Webster, 67, Howard educatorLeanna Mae Webster...

November 04, 1996

Leanna Mae Webster, 67, Howard educator

Leanna Mae Webster, a retired Howard County educator and former Coppin State College dean, died Sunday of brain cancer at her Glenwood home. She was 67.

She retired in 1990 from Wilde Lake Middle School in Columbia, where she had taught for eight years. She was principal of Longfellow Elementary School from 1979 to 1982 and had been a reading specialist in Baltimore and Howard public schools.

She was born Leanna M. Barnes in West Baltimore and was a 1946 graduate of Douglass High School. She earned a bachelor's degree in 1950 from Coppin State Teachers College and a master's degree in administration from Loyola College in 1968.

During the 1950s, she taught English at Coppin, later supervised teachers at the college's Laboratory School and was administrative assistant dean of the graduate school division.

She was a member of the National Education Association, the Maryland State Teachers Association, the Middle School Association, the American Society for Child Development and the Maryland Reading Association.

She also was a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and Glenwood United Methodist Church.

Services were held Friday.

She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Addison P. Webster; a son, Guy Raymond Bailey of San Ramon, Calif.; three daughters, Addie P. Gamble of Ellicott City and Ruth "Penny" Webster and Marie E. Henderson, both of Glenwood; a brother, William D. Barnes of Marion, Somerset County; and eight grandchildren.

Pub Date: 11/04/96

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