Anne B. Vintes
Anne Brooks Goodwyn Vintes was the first graduate of Bates High School in Annapolis, Maryland to return to the school as a teacher.
Three days after graduating from Hampton Institute in 1943, Anne began teaching mathematics at the segregated Bates High School, earning the distinction of being the first Bates student to become a teacher at Bates.
Born in 1923 in Hanover, Maryland to Frances Jackson Brooks and his wife Maxie Asbury, Anne was the fifth of the girls born to the couple followed by three boys. She grew up in the Furnace Branch Community of Glen Burnie, Md. where she attended elementary school before going on to Bates High School. There she graduated from high school in 1940. In 1945 she received a BA in English and Mathematics from Hampton Institute (now Hampton University) in Hampton Virginia.
Mrs. Vintes taught math at Bates High School and was the sponsor of their Beacon Yearbook. In 1966 after the integration of the Anne Arundel County Public School System she became a guidance counselor at Annapolis Junior High School for two years before transferring to Corkran Junior High School, where she worked from 1968-1979. During this time she also earned a Master’s Degree in Guidance and Personnel from the University of Maryland, College Park.
When Mrs. Vintes retired from Anne Arundel County Public Schools in 1979 she became an Advisor Assessor at the Maryland External High School Diploma Program. She served in this capacity, assisting students working toward earning their high school diplomas, until 1992. She also served on the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.
Mrs. Vintes was affiliated with John Wesley United Methodist Church, formerly Furnace Branch Church, serving as the Secretary and President of the Administrative Council, a member of the Trustee Board, and as a Liturgist.
She was one of the first initiates of the Annapolis Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority in 1948.
She married her college sweetheart James Goodwyn in 1943. They later had two children, James Jr., and Lynn, and were married for 45 years until James died in 1988. After his death, she married Garnet Vintes (Vinny) in 1989. They were married for 21 years, and she died in her home of 62 years in September 2020.