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Elementary Schools
Marita W. Watts, educator
Marita W. Watts, educator

Marita W. Watts, a longtime Harford County public schools educator whose roles ranged from teacher and principal to being named supervisor of elementary education, died Nov. 19 at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air of heart failure. She was 88. "She was certainly a dedicated educator," said Ruth H. Burkins, who had been supervisor of secondary education for Harford County public schools. "Education was her whole life." "She was 19 years old when she began teaching and was quite innovative in those days. She was very forward-thinking," said Ethel Mae Sellman, who met Mrs. Watts as a fifth-grader in 1951. "She was a very, very good teacher who was...