Ms. Whatley spent more than 50 years as an employee of the Tuscaloosa City Board of  Education as a teacher and later as principal of Central Elementary School. Oh how well do I remember having to go to her office. She was a strong disciplinarian.

Ms. Whatley  helped establish the Maude L. Whatley Health Center in West Tuscaloosa.  Ms.  Whatley passed away 25 years ago this week.