Project Credits



We want to thank the many people who have shared their story and/or mementos relating to the history of Scrabble School. Please contact us if you would like to also contribute to the history of Scrabble School—or other Rosenwald Schools in Rappahannock or nearby counties.

2012 Interviews

Mary V. Brown (Washington Graded School 1938-45)
Anna Marie Davis (Washington Graded School, 1945-52)
Gladys Harrison Gourdine (1926-32)
Francis Fay Jordan Nicholson (Amissville 1934-41) After attending Virginia State College, Fay returned to Rappahannock, teaching at both the Amissville and Washington schools.
Freddie W. Nicholas, Sr. (George Washington Carver H.S. agriculture teacher)

2011 Interviews

Dollie Atkins
Mary Frye
Peggy Jones
Cheryl Jordan
Mr. & Mrs. Melvin Jordan
Justin Kilby
Melanie Kopjanski (Scrabble, 1967-68)
Gina Myers
D. Porter
Ora Roy

Rappahannock High School English teacher Jan McKinney and her students.
Editor: Lance Warren, Field Studios


The Reverend Anna L. Allsberry, 1953-60
Nils A. Aylor, 1967-68
Dorothy Lee Butler, Substitute Teacher
Arlene Carter Frye, 1944-47, 1948-50
Olive D. Graves, 1937-44
Charles Henry Harrison, 1931-41
John Haney Jackson, 1963-64
Melanie Kopjanski, 1967-68
Estelle Lewis, 1953-59
Betsy A. Lewis Myles, 1947-54
Bertha E. Lawson Nickens, 1929-36
Nanette Butler Roberts, 1962-66
Catherine Dennis Taylor, 1941-48
Ellen Timbers, 1962-66
Irene Timbers, 1944-45
Jackqueline Jackson Wilder, 1957-63
Charles Wallace, 1931-41
Angela Dennis White, 1964-67
Mary Ella Jackson Wise, 1951-58

Scot French of the Virginia Center for Digital History, University of Virginia
Craig Barton, Professor, Architecture Department, University of Virginia
Amy Silver O’Leary
Editor: Lance Warren, Field Studios


Dollie Atkins
Louise Harrison
Isaac Jordan
Warner R. Jordan
Jane Carpenter Pollard


Lillian Aylor
Mary Ellen Wise Jackson
Frances Fay Jordan Nicholas
Catherine Dennis Taylor

And Beverly Hunter and the Rappahannock County High School Geospatial Technology students for mapping Rappahannock County and the location of Rosenwald School students.