John Worthington Baldwin
John Worthington Baldwin left his post several years ago as principal of Hamilton Terrace Learning Center in Shreveport.
But those who appreciate the importance of salvaging young, sometimes derailed, lives still identify him with that alternative learning environment.
As an educator with 26 years in the Caddo public school system, Baldwin
created a setting where former dropouts or expelled young people re-enter the academic world and take another shot at a more productive future.
Having always worked with poorer and at-risk students, Baldwin
opened the P.M. school at Fair Park High School
in Shreveport in 1988 to help welfare recipients get back to work.
ufor John Worthington Baldwin
will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Church of the Holy Cross Episcopal
, 845 Cotton St. in Shreveport.