Educator Profile




Teacher, Head of Business Department and Assistant Director Carleton County Vocational School: 1920-1959

Born in Milltown, NB in 1888, Grace Caughlin was one of the pioneers in vocational education in the province of New Brunswick. She was renowned for the quality of her teaching and for her deep interest in her students. Following graduation from Milltown High School, she studied at the Business School operated by the Sisters of Mercy in Calais, ME. A graduate of the New Brunswick Provincial Normal School, she held First Class and Superior Teaching Licenses and also furthered her education at St. Francis -Xavier and Columbia Universities. As well as teaching at Carleton County Vocational School where she served over time as head of the Business Department and Assistant Director, she also taught at several summer schools for teachers and served as a mentor for teachers in the field. She was the author of Everyday English for Canadians, a text that was used across Canada. Apart from her distinguished career as a teacher and administrator, she was actively involved in community and church affairs. She was, for example, the founder of the first New Brunswick Home and School Association and served for several years as national president of the Catholic Women's League. In recognition of her service as educator, community and church worker, St. Francis Xavier University conferred an honorary MA on her in 1936 and St. Thomas University bestowed an honorary LL.D. on her in 1960. She died in 1974.