History

The Beginning:

Iowa ASCD was organized in November, 1947.  Evenlyn Peterson, Elementary Supervisor in Waterloo, was elected as the new organization's first president.  Dean Macobmer, of Drake University, was vice president and Ellen Hartnett of Iowa State Education Association was the Secretary-Treasurer.

The first business meeting was held March 31, 1948, at Drake University. The "mimeographed" constitution was approved as was the slate of officers.

On March 30 - April 1, 1948, a regional conference including Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin, began with a dinner at the Hotel Fort Des Moines, followed by sessions at Drake University.  The focus of the conference was the curriculum programs of the participating states.  Breakout sessions included discussions and presentations on curricular needs of pre-service teacher programs, schools, desirable learning activities and instructional materials and "technology" to support student learning, evaluation of students, community and systems support for curriculum and learning, 

Awards:

Iowa ASCD has earned the following awards from ASCD:

  • Affiliate Excellence Award - 1998
  • Outstanding Communication Award - 2002
  • Affiliate Excellence Award - 2013
  • Affiliate Excellence Award - 2016

For the Rest of the Story:  

Contact Lou Howell for additional information that has been collected on CDs.  Iowa ASCD would like to thank Doug Schermer, former board member and past president of Iowa ASCD, for his contribution in compiling in a digital format the history of Iowa ASCD.  

Past Executive Directors

  • Paul Brimm  (1981 - 1985)
  • Tom Budnik (1985 - 1995)
  • Dick Hanzelka (1995 - 2006)
  • Kathryn Schladweiler (2006 - 2008) 
  • Lou Howell (2008 - present)

Past Presidents

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
YEAR PRESIDENT
1947-48 Evelyn Peterson
1948-49 Evelyn Peterson
1949-50 Evelyn Peterson
1950-51

Guy Wagner

1951-52 Guy Wagner
1952-53 C.O. Hoyt
1953-54 C.O. Hoyt
1954-55 Etta Cosner
1955-56 Etta Cosner
1956-57 Glen Knipfer
1957-58 Glen Knipfer
1958-59 Raymond Jones
1959-60 Richard Grau
1960-61 Carl Brown
1961-62 Mildred Middleton
1962-63 Mildred Alexander
1963-64 John Montgomery
1964-65 Robert Wright
1965-66 Gladys Horgen
1966-67 Ernest Barker
1967-68 Elaine Merkley
1968-69 Louis Heger
1969-70 Marvin Zeismer
1970-71 Lucretia Craw
1971-72 Betty Jenkins
1972-73 Russell Clarke
1973-74 Dick Snell
1974-75 Robert Wrider
1975-76 Mel Grell
1976-77 Luther Kiser
1977-78 Robert Pittman
1978-79 Betty Atwood
1979-80 Art Huinker
1980-81 Elaine McNally-Jarchow
1981-82 Harold Hulleman
1982-83 Douglas Schermer
1983-84 Thomas Budnik
1984-85 Arnold Lindaman
1985-86 Mary Ellen Knowles
1986-87 Morris Wilson
1987-88 Douglas Buchanan
1988-89 David Lane
1989-90 Warren Weber
1990-91 Bonnie Benesh
1991-92 Richard Hanzelka
1992-93 Patricia Robinson
1993-94 Brad Colton
1994-95 Gordon Cook
1995-96 Lou Howell
1996-97 Bonnie Benesh
1997-98 Dee Engstrom
1998-99 Bill Wright
1999-00 Pam Johnson
2000-01 John Perdue
2001-02 Mike Hanna
2002-03 Michael Krumm
2003-04 Kathryn Schladweiler
2004-05 Marcus Haack
2005-06 Susan Pecinovsky
2006-07 Kris Condon
2007-08 David Darnell
2008-09 Pam Armstrong
2009-10 Thomas Ahart
2010-11 Julie Davies
2011-12 Leslie Moore
2012-13 Jason Ellingson
2013-14 Allan Eckelman
2014-15 Kevin Vidergar
2015-16 Becky Martin
2016-17 Pam Zeigler
2017-18 Susan Pecinovsky

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This page was updated on November 7, 2016.