Dr. Caryl G. Hedden (Principal Of Pringle And Jackson Schools)

Dr. Caryl G. Hedden (Principal Of Pringle And Jackson Schools)

Dr. Caryl G. Hedden Dies; Former Batavia Educator

Dr. Caryl G. Hedden, 71, of 388 Gulf Breeze Blvd., Venice, FL, a former teacher and principal in Batavia, died Monday, April 7, 1986 at his home following a lengthy illness.

Dr. Hedden was born in Dunkirk January 7, 1915, a son of the late Morris and Emily Schisler Hedden. He was a graduate of Lafayette High School, Buffalo, and Buffalo State Teachers' College in 1937. He received his master's degree from the University of Michigan. After teaching three years in Michigan he came to Batavia in 1942  as a junior high  English instructor.

In 1949, Dr. Hedden was named principal of the former Pringle School, serving there until 1953 when he went to Jackson School as principal.Dr. Hedden was a retired professor emeritus of education administration at SUNY Buffalo and SUNY of New York.He was a member of the Alumni Association of State University of Michigan, the National Education Assn. of New York and Phi Beta Delta Kappa fraternity.

While in the Batavia area, Dr. Hedden was president of the Junior Chamber of Commerce; chairman of the Liberty Bell Bond Campaign; a director of the Kiwanis Club and joint chairman of the Career Day program at Batavia High School. He was also a director of the Genesee County Chapter of the American Red Cross and a member of the Boy Scout Committee on extension and organization.

During his tenure at Buffalo State Dr. Hedden was a pioneer advocate of the use of television in the classroom.

Surviving are his wife, the former Madeline Kelsey, two sons, Robert of Burlington, VT, and Paul of Albany; a daughter, Mrs. Ann Gallelli of Croton-on-Hudson; a brother Harlan of Orchard Park; two sisters, Grace Nuhn of Hamburg and Ruth Phillips of Venice, FL, and three grandchildren.

Memorial services were today at Rawles Funeral Home, Venice, FL. Memorials may be made to Venice East Gulf Association.