Biography of Thomas B. Street
Napa County, CA Biographies





THOMAS B. STREET.
Thomas B. Street, the able and efficient principal of the St. Helena union school, is a well educated, symmetrically developed man, whose work as an educator has brought him prominently to the notice of the public. He was born at Placerville, Eldorado county, California, on the 2d of October, 1894, and he received his elementary education in the public schools, graduating from the Sebastopol high school. He then entered the San Jose State Normal School, from which he was graduated in 1914, and he subsequently taught in the rural schools of Fresno county and in the public schools of Vallejo. In the fall of 1922 he came to St. Helena as principal of the union school, which position he still retains. This is a large and important educational institution and is attended by pupils from the St. Helena, Lodi, Vineland and Spring Valley districts, having been established as a union school in 1920. The attendance averages about three hundred and eleven teachers are employed. The union school board is composed of F. W. Weilenz, president; L. F. Sander, clerk; and William Wheeler, A. J. Lambert and W. H. Taplin. Since Professor Street took charge of the school he has been instrumental in securing a number of greatly appreciated improvements, relating especially to the play grounds and the baseball field, as well as the installation of proper athletic apparatus. He has also devised and installed a system whereby backward pupils are assisted in their work. In these and many other ways he has manifested his practical interest in the welfare and progress of the children in his care. A man of scholarly tastes and studious habits, he keeps abreast of the times in advanced educational methods, and his general knowledge of subjects relating to his profession is broad and comprehensive. He is a member of the county board of education and does everything in his power to stimulate interest in educational matters. At the last regular meeting of the California State Teachers Association the attendance of Napa county's teachers was one hundred per cent.

Mr. Street was married to Miss Agnes Dick, who was born in Humboldt county, California, and they are the parents of two children. He is a member of the St. Helena parlor, Natives Sons of the Golden West.

From:
History of Solano County, California
BY: Marguerite Hune
and Napa County, California
BY: Harry Lawrence Gunn
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chicago 1926


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