Dorothea BealeDorothea Beale
English Schoolmistress
1830 – 1906 A.D.

Dorothea Beale, an English schoolmistress. She had already shown a strong intellectual bent when in 1848 she was one of the first to attend lectures at the newly opened Queen’s College for Ladies, London, and from 01848 – 1856 she herself took classes there.

In 1856 She was appointed principal of the Ladies College at Cheltenham, then in very low water. Under Miss Beale’s headship it grew into one of the great girls [sic] schools in the country, and its development and example played an important part in the revolution effected in regard to the higher education of women.

Miss Beale retained her post until her death in 1906. Strongly religious by nature, broad-minded and keenly interested in all branches of culture, she exercised a far-reaching influence on her pupils.


Reference: Famous Women; An Outline of Feminine Achievement Through the Ages With Life Stories of Five Hundred Noted Women By Joseph Adelman. Copyright, 1926 by Ellis M. Lonow Company.