Mrs. Grace Farrar Cole
1899 - 1955
Grace Farrar Cole was a Norwell native and a descendant of the founding Ridge Hill family of Farrar's. Grace Emily Farrar graduated from Norwell High School in 1917 and Bridgewater Normal School in 1919.She began teaching near Boston, but returned to Norwell as a teacher in 1931. She taught continuously until her retirement in 1951.In March 1954 she was elected to the Norwell School Committee.Sadly, Mrs. Cole died about 5 weeks after a special town meeting vote to build a new elementary school on High Street. As a tribute to this devoted educator and local citizen of Norwell, the Norwell School Committee voted in 1956 to name the school in her honor.