Rosa Edwards (1877-1932) and Lois Edwards (1884-1931) each taught at Fourth Avenue Graded School/Academy, Hendersonville’s grammar school with grades 1-10. Rosa was principal there for 13 years, from 1919 until her death of a heart attack on Dec. 22, 1932. The school was soon renamed for her. She taught seventh grade for the school’s first seven years, starting when it opened in 1912. Lois taught first grade at Fourth Avenue for its first 17 years, stepping down in 1929 due to heart disease. She died in 1931, just 16 months ahead of her sister. Lois was the youngest of 10 children.
2013 Education Hall of Fame