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Monday, December 16, 2013


CHERISHING OUR VALLEY              2013

In June of 1949, Vierling Kersey was the principal of Van Nuys High School. Kersey was selected to be the director of Los Angeles Valley College, which was at that time located on the high school campus. The college was under the jurisdiction of the Los Angeles Board of Education. It was a variation of the school district's adult education classes. 
Classes were held in world war ii military bungalows and focused on classes appealing to veterans using their GI Bill education funds.

Photo from a 1950 Van Nuys High School yearbook - Gift to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley from Gary Fredburg 2013.  (click on image to enlarge)


Annie said...

In 1942 Vierling Kersey was the Superintendent of the Los Angeles High School District. I'm wondering what happened in that he was a high school principal in 1949. What were the circumstances ? Appears to be somewhat of a demotion.

Unknown said...

In fact, when I was in kindergarten January 1941, my report card showed Vierling Kersey as Superintendent of L.A. Unified School District. THen in 1949, I see that he was principal of a Los Angeles High School. Along the way, he was connected with L.A. Valley College, as well.
What was the circumstances for his demotion to High School principal from District Superintendent. Tom Berge