Published: Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 3:00 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 9:20 a.m.
Chosen as one of the Outstanding Elementary Teachers of America in 1973, Anna Margaret Womack enjoyed a 40-year-career in education, which included serving as principal at Mary Collins School at Cherry Valley.
Mrs. Womack died at her Petaluma home on Aug. 17, 2012. She was 69.
Born in Abilene, Texas, Mrs. Womack moved to San Francisco with her mother when she was 9. She attended and graduated from Balboa High School and then attended the University of California, Berkeley as well as San Francisco State University. She went on to earn degrees from San Francisco State, Dominican College and a doctorate from the University of San Francisco.
She began her 40-year professional career as an elementary school teacher at Reed School in Tiburon. She served as a Teachers' Union Rep for Reed School. She was one of a group of volunteer teachers sent to Tupelo, Miss., in the '70s to help train and prepare African-American teachers to work with white teachers in the newly integrated Mississippi School system.
In 1973, Mrs. Womack was chosen one of the Outstanding Elementary Teachers of America. She served as Assistant Principal and Principal at Bel Aire School in Tiburon and later at Mary Collins School at Cherry Valley in Petaluma. She also spent time as a Students' Dean at Mills College in Oakland and was an administrator/teacher trainer at Heald College in San Francisco.
During much of her career, Mrs. Womack was very active in the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc. where she served a term as Basileus of the San Francisco Chapter, Beta Nu.
She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Charles Womack of Petaluma; children, NaTasha Narver of Fairfax, Va.; Jason Womack of Cotati and Christopher Womack of Petaluma.
As per Mrs. Womack's request there will not be a service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1451 Guerneville Road, Suite 220, Santa Rosa 95403.
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