Several years ago Marian Arrowsmith, host of the school system's television program "Reflections," interviewed retired educator Melba Vander. Here is that interview.
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Melba Vander worked for over 30 years as a teacher and an administrator in the St. Tammany Parish Public School System. She taught at St. Tammany Junior High and Brock Elementary and served as a Principal for 22 years.
She recalls Slidell school activities and teaching students who went on to become teachers and administrators themselves.
She was the first female appointed as a principal in the School System.