Lucy Sprague Mitchell

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Lucy Sprague Mitchell (1878–1967)[1] was an American educator and the founder of Bank Street College of Education.[2]

A Radcliffe graduate, Mitchell was the first dean of women at the University of California at Berkeley, where she lectured in the English Department and promoted educational and career opportunities for women students from 1903-1912.[3] In 1916, influenced by the work of John Dewey, Mitchell founded the Bureau of Educational Experiments (BEE) in New York City to study and develop optimal learning environments for children.[4]


  1. ^ "Mitchell, Lucy Sprague". Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  2. ^ Chesler, Ellen (22 March 1987). "She Wanted it All, and Got It". New York Times. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  3. ^ Ruyle, Janet. "Dean Lucy Sprague, the Partheneia, and the Arts" (PDF). Retrieved 8 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "A Brief History". Retrieved 8 March 2015.