Important People in When Women Were Birds

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Ted Major

Ted Major was the director of the Teton Science School. He was the one who inspired Williams’ love of nature. He is also the one who put Williams in touch with Dr. Raskin. He helped Williams to get a scholarship in environmental studies. At Carden School, Williams realized that Ted Major had taught her well about reaching out for the help of others when she was faced with a topic she didn’t know. One of her nine-year-old students helped her to teach the others about the solar system.

Mr. and Mrs. Jeffs

Mr. and Mrs. Jeffs were the couple who created and led the Carden School, the school at which Williams got her first teaching job. The Jeffs were conservative and did not approve of Williams’s teaching style. At one point, she almost lost her job for teaching students about the mating calls of...

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