Zelma Mitchell Collins


Zelma Collins was the first black teacher at South 17th Street School in 1952 and rose to principal! Later, she was principal of Clinton Ave. She was awarded Most Outstanding Alumnus from the Seton Hall School of Education in 1980

Kean University 1951


“Most Distinguised” Star Ledger October 27, 1980

“Seton Honors Newark Principal” Star Ledger October 17, 1980