Lucy Sprague Mitchell
|Lucy Sprague Mitchell|
|1st President of Bank Street College of Education|
|Succeeded by||John H. Niemeyer|
|Spouse(s)||Wesley Clair Mitchell|
|Residence||New York City|
|Alma mater||Radcliffe College|
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. 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.
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