History of Iowa ASCD
Iowa ASCD was organized in November, 1947
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.
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.
Mary Ellen Knowles
Past Executive Directors