Anne B. Vintes
In 1945, Anne Brooks Goodwyn Vintes became the first graduate of Bates High School in Annapolis, Maryland to return to the school as a teacher. She taught at Bates from 1945 to 1966.
Born on April 3, 1923, in Hanover, Maryland to Maxie Asbury and his wife Frances Jackson Brooks. Anne was the fifth of the girls born to the couple followed by three boys. While she was still an infant, her family moved to the Furnace Branch Community of Glen Burnie, where she attended elementary school before going on to Bates High School where she graduated in 1940. In 1945 she received a BA in English and Mathematics from Hampton Institute (now Hampton University) in Hampton Virginia.
In 1943 she married her college love, James Goodwyn (Big Jimmie) prior to his leaving for service with the United States Army in Italy. They later had two children, James Jr. and Lynn, and were married for 45 years until James died on May 20, 1988.
Three days after graduating from Hampton, Anne began teaching mathematics at Bates High School, being the first student to return as a teacher. She taught math at Bates and was the sponsor of the Beacon Yearbook. In 1966 she became a guidance counselor at Annapolis Junior High School for two years before transferring to Corkran Junior High School from 1968-1979. During this time, she also earned a Master’s Degree in Guidance and Personnel from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Anne retired from Anne Arundel County Public Schools in 1979 and began a new job as 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 traveling to Virginia State College in 1973, the University of Tennessee in 1975, and the University of Nevada in 1979.
She 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.
After the death of James Goodwyn in 1988, Anne married Garnet Vintes (Vinny) in 1989. They were married for 21 years, and Anne died in her home of 62 years on September 30, 2020.