By Sean Yoes
AFRO Baltimore Editor

Dr. Anne Osborne Emery, one of the most beloved and venerated educators of the Baltimore City Public Schools has died. She was 93.

According to a source close to Dr. Emery’s family, she died this morning Aug. 19.

Her career in public school education spanned several decades from Louisiana to Maryland. And during the course of her career as a teacher and school administrator she positively impacted the lives of thousands of the young people she all referred to as, “her children.”

Members of the Walbrook Alumni Association put together this tribute to Dr. Anne O. Emery (at center in yellow), one of the most beloved educators in the Baltimore City Public Schools. She died today at age 93. (Photo: Facebook)

Anne Osborne was born May 15, 1927, in Thomasville, Ala. She moved to Baltimore with Vallen L. Emery Sr., her beloved late husband and their three sons, after a successful teaching career in Louisiana.

She attended what was then Morgan State College where she earned a master’s degree in education, then attended Temple University in Philadelphia, where she was awarded a doctorate degree in education.

Dr. Emery served as a vice-principal of Lemmel Jr. High School in West Baltimore in the 1960’s and early 1970’s, before moving on to become the principal of Walbrook High School. She later helped found the Bluford Jemison STEM Academy.

Dr. Emery also provided leadership and service for decades with her involvement in several groups and organizations including: the Baltimore chapter of 100 Black Women, The Baltimore City Commission for Women and the Tuskegee National Alumni Association.

We’ll have more on the remarkable life and legacy of Dr. Anne O. Emery this week and next week at and in the pages of the AFRO American Newspaper.


Sean Yoes

AFRO Baltimore Editor