The replica schoolhouse at the Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek is typical of the style that Emma Viola Yowell may have taught in. Born in Illinois about 1862, she began her teaching career there in 1886. After moving to Florida in 1888, Emma taught at the Athens School in Polk County, followed by a transfer to Davenport in 1889. The move to Osceola County in 1890 was the beginning of Emma’s fifty years of service to our community.
Kendyl Bass is not only adored by her students at Harmony High School, she is also a talented and strategic teacher of social studies. She began teaching two and half years ago, with a background in communication and customer service. In her short time in the classroom, this UCF grad has gained a wealth of experience in teaching World History, Introduction to Social Science, and Advanced Placement U.S. Government and Politics. We sat down with Kendyl to find out what tools help her students achieve at the highest level.