Jane Anne Mallet Settle
Jane Anne Mallet Settle is a native of Jackson, Georgia, where she grew up in the house built by her great grandparents. She received her bachelor’s degree from Weslyan College in Macon, and, while a graduate student at Emory University, married another student, John Settle, also a Jackson native. They returned to Jackson where they raised two daughters and Jane Anne taught English in the local high school and nearby community college. In 1969, John's career in the Department of Defense led to a three year residence in Frankfurt, West Germany. Then followed moves to Pennsylvania, Colorado, and Germany again. Wherever they lived, Jane Anne taught in an international school, in a county prison, in an alternative school for teenagers in crisis, in adult education programs, and in college classes for U.S. servicemen and women stationed abroad.
When John Settle retired from government service in 1985, the couple returned to live in Jackson where he manages family businesses, primarily tree farming. Their activities include church and community affairs, gardening, music, and as much travel as possible. Jane Anne occassionally contributes to the local newspaper. She has been a member of Women's Words: On Record, a women's writing group, since its founding in 1987. Their continued involvement in family life continues to be their greatest pleasure.