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Dr. Anne R. Gayles-Felton

Dr. Anne Richardson Gayles-Felton, a native of Marshallville, Ga., has had a rich background of teaching experiences at all academic levels. Her teaching career started as a social studies teacher at the Lamson Richardson High School in Marshallville, (a school founded by her maternal grandmother in 1886) and ended at Florida A&M University (FAMU) where she taught for 45 years. Before retiring from FAMU in 2003, she rendered service in the following positions: Undergraduate and Graduate Professor of Secondary Education and Foundations, College Supervisor of Interns, Director of Student Teaching, Curriculum Coordinator, and Head of the Department of Secondary Education and Foundations.


Dr. Gayles-Felton has published extensively and in 2002 co-authors with Drs. Marian Smith and William Castine, “The History of the College of Education-Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University: 1887-2000”.The proceeds from the book were donated to the FAMU Foundation and were used for scholarships in the College of Education. On January 11, 2005, Dr. GaylesFelton established an Endowed Scholarship at FAMU for undergraduate Teacher Education majors.