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Cora Kelly

Cora Kelly School for Math, Science and Technology

Remembering former ACPS teacher Cora Kelly

Cora Lee Webster Kelly (1869–1953) was a beloved teacher in Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS). Her grave can be found in Washington Street United Methodist Church Cemetery. Her grave reads: “Beloved teacher who trained the hearts and minds of Alexandria youth through 53 years of dedicated service.” 

The Cora Kelly School for Math, Science and Technology opened in 1959.

Faculty of ACPS in the late nineteenth century, left to right are Annie Summers, Pearl Hoffman, Anna Schofield, Captain William H. Sweeny (a school Superintendent), Colonel Theodore Ficklin, Alberta Sisson, Cora Kelly Webster, and Miss Thomas.