Mrs. Jen Lou Stackhouse Pully

b. 19 May 1907
d. Sept 1984 - Newport News, VA - age 77

Winthrop College, A. B., College of William and Mary, M. A.

History, Future Teachers of America Sponsor


1953 Warwick 1959 Anchor, p. 42
Reference to Mrs. Pully in one of your recent newsletters reminded me of an honor accorded her a few years before she taught at NNHS. Between 1950 and 1954 (and perhaps a few years later), she taught at Warwick High School. In 1953, the school's annual was dedicated to her. It was my decided pleasure to study US History under her capable and caring direction. Although I was already interested in that subject, she certainly instilled a greater desire on my part to learn more and more about our nation's history and heritage. Much of what I write these days is influenced by her own zeal when it comes to learning about the past, applying it to the present and preparing for the future.   
Courtesy of Bill Lee (WHS - '54) of NC - 04/13/11
WOWZERS! How pretty she is! More importantly, what a wonderful tribute you paid her!
Thanks so very much, Bill!
1963 Anchor, p. 57 1965 Anchor, p. 30 The Beacon -
May 28, 1970 - Special Dedication Issue
"U. S. History: Mrs. Pully remarks to Kit Thomas ('64) and Rachel Covert ('64), juniors, about colonial politics."    
05/13/04 05/13/04 Courtesy of Tim Parsons ('73) of VA - 07/15/04
WOWZERS!  Thanks, Tim!

I had her for American History in 11th grade. My strongest recollection of her was that she never missed an opportunity
to tell us that she was from South Carolina and that her maiden name was Stackhouse. Her hero was Francis Marion
a.k.a. The Swamp Fox. As she was a strong minded lady and so irrevocably connected to the genteel Old South,
I thought this just had to be her MIDI:

("Gone with the Wind" theme song)

- Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/12/04
Thanks, Dave!  You're right - it's absolutely perfect!

I also have a memory of Jen Lou Pully. I was in her U.S. History class when the announcement came over the p.a. system
about the death of JFK. Mrs. Pully cried and cried. I'll never forget it. Just like it happened yesterday. What a warm, gracious
person she was. A wonderful teacher!

- Ray Barnes ('65) of VA - 04/09/11
Thanks, Ray!

"Gone with the Wind" theme song midi courtesy of,
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/13/04
Thanks, Dave!

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