Girls Inc. addition to be named for longtime Omaha educator Katherine Fletcher

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Posted: Friday, April 25, 2014 12:00 am

Girls Inc.’s new $15 million health and wellness center will be named in memory of a pioneering Omaha educator.

The 55,000-square-foot addition to the agency’s facility on North 45th Street will be known as the Katherine Fletcher Center. Fletcher became the first black Omaha Public Schools principal west of 72nd Street in 1974, when she transferred from Kellom Elementary School to Laura Dodge Elementary in Maple Village.

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