Teachers' Licenses



Mary Edna Hassan, a 1911 P.N.S. graduate, taught 35 years in Chipman district schools and one-half year in Newcastle. She was a very successful teacher as this excerpt from a letter written by Chief Superintendent of Education W. S. Carter shows: "The Inspector in his report for January [1923] mentions your school as being of special excellence. He states that your school is one of the best he has ever visited."

She was also a much-beloved and admired figure in Chipman and in her memory the Chipman Elementary School was named after her. She died in March 1976.


Joseph Raymond Tippett, a 1925 P.N.S. graduate, was born in West Saint John and graduated from Saint John High School. He was a graduate of Mount Allison University (B.A. - 1932) and of Columbia University (M.A. in Guidance - 1948). Before commencing a 29-year stint as a guidance counsellor and teacher of History in the Moncton High School, he taught in Pleasant Point, Beaconsfield and McAdam. From 1951-1972 this distinguished educator served as Principal of Harrison Trimble High School. He died in 1991 at the age of 85.


Shirley Alice Horton was a 1942 graduate of Moncton High School. She had worked at Woolworth's [Moncton] for only one week when R. H. Chapman, Inspector of Schools for Westmorland and Albert Counties, asked her if she would consider teaching in a one-room rural school. She consented and taught for one year at Dorchester Cape. After attending Summer School in Fredericton, she was issued a Wartime Emergency Teacher's License dated September 1, 1942. She taught grades 5-8 at Hopewell Hill for one year. However, at age 18 she left teaching to train to be a nurse.