Mary Butler Durst is a retired principal from the Ottawa Catholic School Board. She started her education for four months in 1948 at R.C.S.S. No. 17 Rodchester in Essex County, near Bell River, twenty miles from Windsor. Her mother, Bridget Dwyer had taught at St. Theresa School from 1938-1942 and had to resign when she became pregnant. Her father was the secretary treasurer. French was taught in the school as this was a very bilingual area. Mary's sister, Katherine Dwyer taught at the Lake School near Lake St. Claire. Her other sister, Eileen Dwyer taught at Byrnedale School in the Township of Rodchester.
Joy Forbes - Author of Perseverance, Pranks and Pride - Tales of the One-Room Schoolhouse.