Henry Barnard (1811–1900) served as the third president of The Connecticut Education Association (CEA) in 1850.
  The Fund was established in 1953, largely due to the efforts of Lyndon U. Pratt, who at that time was the CEA Executive Secretary. Fittingly, the HBMF uses Barnard’s name in honor of his dedication to the teaching profession.
  A Hartford-born educator, legislator, and educational reformer, Barnard was instrumental in nurturing the emerging concept of a united teacher’s profession. He served as secretary of the Board of Commissioners of Common Schools in Connecticut and Rhode Island and was the first United States Commissioner of Education as well as founder/editor of the American Journal of Education. Barnard devoted his life to securing universal education for everyone and to providing the best education to people through a system of public schools.

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Emilie L.Yukna
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