Sonora, CA — A pioneer in the field of education, 99 year old Ted Bird of Sonora died Thursday.
Bird´s name is most closely associated with the Theodore Bird Alternative High School in Sonora.
Bird was born in Melones in September of 1908. Receiving a bachelors degree from San Francisco State University, Bird spent six decades in the educational arena as a school board member, superintendent, principal and teacher.
In addition to being an accomplished pianist, Bird was one of the organizers of the Calaveras County Jumping Frog Jubilee in Angels Camp.
Services yet to be scheduled will be held at the Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home in Sonora.
Written by Bill Johnson