Josephine Frisbie was the backbone of the Central High English Department for 32 years and helped shape countless young minds during her tenure. She also served as department chair and guidance counselor at CHS. Frisbie was president of the Omaha Education Association, served on the Omaha Library Board, wrote mystery novels with Gunnar Horn, and was a member of the Willa Cather Memorial Board. She grew up in Red Cloud and Amboy, Nebraska, graduated from UNL in 1927, and earned a master’s degree there in 1928. Frisbie also did graduate work at the University of Chicago, Northwestern, and Omaha University. She taught in Norfolk, Concordia, K State, and Fremont before coming to Central. When Central alumni congregate, many fondly remember Miss Frisbie as their favorite teacher.
Josephine passed away in 1996 at the age of 92.