Country School Association Co-Founder Highlighted by University of Iowa
If you know Bill Sherman, you understand his passion for the preservation of country schools across the nation, but it all began in his home state of Iowa. The University of Iowa College of Education recently caught up with Bill, an alumnus with a long history of researching one-room schools, and published his story in their quarterly bulletin.
Bill is humble about his achievements, but he has written a book entitled: "Iowa's Country Schools: Landmarks of Learning," was instrumental in getting the Grant Wood schoolhouse on the back of the 2003 Iowa quarter, and co-founded the Country School Association of America with Dr. Lucy Townsend of Northern Illinois University.
In addition, Bill Sherman helps to coordinate the annual Iowa Schoolhouse Conference for the Iowa Historic Preservation Alliance and various Iowa county historical societies. The 2010 will be held in Maquoketa, IA on October 8th and 9th, 2010 with the theme: "Interpreting Your Country School Museum."
For the entire article with links to information on Bill and his upcoming conference, go to:
Photo: Bill Sherman of the CSAA and Iowa Historic Preservation Alliance
Note: Bill is much happier than his photo appears in the U of I College of Education bulletin!