History of Iowa ASCD

  • Iowa ASCD was organized in November, 1947

    Iowa ASCD was organized in November, 1947

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

The Rest of the Story

To learn 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 Presidents

1947-50

Evelyn Peterson

1950-52

Guy Wagner

1952-54

C.O. Hoyt

1954-56

Etta Cosner

1956-58

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 Hinker

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 Purdue

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

2018-19

Diane Campbell

2019-20

Kym Stein

2020-21

Allan Eckelman

2021-22

Becky Martin

2022-23

Diane Campbell

Past Executive Directors

1981 - 1985

Paul Brimm

1985 - 1995

Tom Budnik

1995 - 2006

Dick Hanzelka

2006 - 2008

Kathryn Schladweiler

2008 - present

Lou Howell

This page was last updated: 8/21/22