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Dorothy Canfield Fisher

Dorothy Canfield Fisher (1879-1958) wrote more than 20 novels and 18 works of nonfiction. Educated at Ohio State University and the Sorbonne, she worked for the Vermont Children's Aid Society and was the first woman to serve on the state board of education. She was also a trustee of Bennington College and Howard University, and she introduced Americans to the Montessori Method of education.