Brainard, Helen Lois (1921-2016)


Brainard, Helen Lois (1921-2016)

Date Updated



Elementary Education, Instructional Technology

Academic Rank

Associate Professor

Year Retired from SJSU


Educational Background

Compton Jr. College, 1941 A.A.

San José State University, Music, 1943 B.A.

University of Southern California, Education, 1958 M.S.

University of Southern California, Music,1950 B.

University of Southern California, 1975 Ed.D.

Teaching Experience

Montebello, CA - Elementary School, 1943-1946

Rhein Mein, Germany - Elementary School, 1950-1951

Los Angeles, CA - Elementary School, 1952-1959

Elementary Education, Early Childhood, Education, Instructional Technology, San José State University, 1959-1983

Administrative and Professional Experience

Radio Writer - American Forces Network, Germany, 1951-1952

Personal Commentary

Music has been an important part of my life. I was Advisor for Mu Phi Epsilon

Music Fraternity for three years and chairman of their annual scholarship

competition at San José State. I assisted in the formation of Opera San José

and was involved in its activities for 25 years. I was alto soloist in many churches

for 30 years. After moving to Marin I continued work with opera as president of

the Marin Chapter, San Francisco Opera Guild and several musical groups.

Date Completed: May, 2011


Brainard, Helen Lois (1921-2016)