District Superintendent's Monthly School Report Stanton Normal Institute Jacksonville, Florida April, 1870 American Missionary Association Records
This record is a Freedmen Bureau form that found its way into the American Missionary Records. The teachers sponsored by the American Association were required to send forms to the Bureau, the AMA, and the State of Florida (at this time). Three of the six teachers at Stanton were AMA and three were county employees. There were no white students attending this school. In the Freedmen Bureau's record keeping each teacher keeps a school not a class.
The normal department was taught by P. A.(Phila) Williams. The normal department was to train teachers that would be qualified to teach elementary or ungraded students. It was a cheap way to quickly train teachers to fill the teacher shortage for the new freedmen. (See inspectors report) This class had 44 students. Notice that four were free before the War of Rebellion and three were over the age of sixteen.
The second name is unknown. Sex is unknown -- both blocks were checked. Their class was fifty-six students. They were a third intermediate class. They had three students over the age of sixteen.
The third AMA teacher was S. V. Richmond. She was a white female. Her class was a second intermediate of fifty-three students with four over the age of sixteen.
The fourth teacher was a county employee, W. C. Robinson. She was a white female. She had sixty-seven students. Three students were over sixteen years old. This was a first intermediate class.
The fifth teacher was a county employee, Mary Still who taught a second primary class. She was African-American. Sixty-four students were in her class. She had forty-two students in her classroom.
The sixth teacher's name is unknown. She was white and taught fifty-six students.
Other reports will list Celia E. Williams as Superintendent of this school. There is no signature on the report. She was the sister of Phila Williams and was recruited from Deerfield Mass.