Angel G. Jordan Papers
Scope and Content
Organized into the following series: I. SEA Board of Trustees meetings records, 1977-1983; II. Committee Files, subseries A-B as follows: A. Academic Affairs Committee records, 1979-1983; B. Education Committee records, 1977-80; III. Financial statements, 1977-1983; IV. Fund raising activities records, 1980-1983; V. SEA-sponsored extra-curricular activities records, 1980-1982.
- Jordan, Angel G. , 1930-2017 (Person)
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Conditions Governing Use
From 1977 to 1983, Jordan served on various boards and committees at St. Edmund's Academy (SEA), a private boys' school located in the Squirrel Hill district of Pittsburgh. His son, Xavier, attended SEA during this time. Jordan became a member of the Board of Trustees in 1978, and served on the board until 1983. He chaired the Academic Affairs Committee from 1979 to 1982, and served on the Education Committee from 1977 through 1980.
During Jordan's tenure as a trustee, the board dealt with the hiring of two new headmasters, Edward Shuster (1977) and Sterling Miller (1979-80). The board also conducted evaluations of the headmasters, faculty, and other board members during this time. Similarly, the board oversaw fund raising activities and projects in order to raise capital for SEA.
While chairing the Academic Affairs Committee, Jordan oversaw accreditation projects, the processing of standardized testing and enrollment reports, the drafting of a SEA educational philosophy, as well as matters regarding discipline and admissions. The Education Committee developed curriculum guidelines for all grades throughout SEA, and assisted the board in evaluating the headmaster and faculty. They were also responsible for the decision of whether or not to add a ninth grade at SEA.
Formerly known as Ascension Academy , SEA was founded by Bishop Wilburn C. Campbell. The school is loosely affiliated with the Episcopal Church, and has steadily grown since it began in 1947. SEA is named after St. Edmund, the ninth century boy-king of East Anglia . The school became co-ed in the fall of 1984, when it first allowed girls to enroll in the preschool program. Although many private schools have witnessed a decline in enrollment since the 1980s, SEA has regularly increased its enrollment during this time.
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- Curriculum planning.
- Education, Elementary--Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh
- Education--Aims and objectives.
- Educational fund raising
- Elementary school teachers--Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh
- Elementary school teachers--Rating of--Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh
- Pittsburgh (Pa.)--Social conditions.
- Private school trustees--Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh
- Private schools--Finance.
- School principals--Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh
- School principals--Rating of--Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh
- Angel G. Jordan, St. Edmund's Academy Collection, 1977-1983
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