An interview with Roy O. Schilling.At the 2003 ACEI ACEI Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitor
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ACEI Association of Consulting Engineers of Ireland Annual International Conference, attendees were asked to complete a survey that had been developed by the Public Affairs Those public information, command information, and community relations activities directed toward both the external and internal publics with interest in the Department of Defense. Also called PA. See also command information; community relations; public information. Committee. The purpose was to gauge members' interest in various education issues, review their perceptions of the teaching profession, and identify challenges.
Unable to attend the conference, Roy O, Schilling received the survey in the mail. Schilling is an educator whose career spanned four decades. He was elected Secretary-Treasurer of ACEI in 1962, served as the narrator NARRATOR. A pleader who draws narrs serviens narrator, a sergeant at law. Fleta, 1. 2, c. 37. Obsolete. for the ACEI 75th Anniversary Program in 1967, established the Roy O. & Rachel R. Schilling Scholarship (with his wife) at Central Christian Church in Illinois in 1990, and was a recipient of an ACEI 2003 Outstanding Member Achievement Award. He was inducted into the Illinois State University ISU is recognized in the prestigious US News rankings as a "National University", that is, a university which grants a variety of doctoral degrees and strongly emphasizes research. College of Education Hall of Fame in 2003 and,. ACEI thanks Mr. Schilling for sharing his expertise. Below are his survey responses:
Were there homeless students in your classes?
On September 2, 1935, I began my 44 years of elementary teaching/administration/principalships in the Maple Grove Maple Grove might designate:
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intr.v. en·sued, en·su·ing, en·sues
1. To follow as a consequence or result. See Synonyms at follow.
2. To take place subsequently. years as teacher/principal in Emden, Illinois Emden is a village in Logan County, Illinois, United States. The population was 515 at the 2000 census. Geography
Emden is located at (40.297772, -89.485267). , in Lincoln, Illinois Lincoln is a small city in Logan County, Illinois, United States. It is the only town in the United States named for and by Abraham Lincoln before he became president; he practiced law there from 1847 to 1859. , supervisor of student teachers in Eastern Oregon University Eastern Oregon University (or "EOU") is one of seven state-funded, four-year universities of higher education in the State of Oregon and belongs to the Oregon University System. and Pioneer State Teachers College, Plattevillle, Wisconsin, and supervising principal in River Forest, Illinois River Forest is a suburban village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. Two universities make their home in River Forest, Dominican University and Concordia University. The village is closely tied to the well-known neighboring community of Oak Park, Illinois. , and five schools in Decatur, Illinois
Did you feel respected by the parents of your students?
One of my greatest joys during my 44 years was the support and respect of the parents of my students in each location. On very few occasions, a parent would express a complaint or concern for his/her child, but through conferences each one was settled amicably am·i·ca·ble
Characterized by or exhibiting friendliness or goodwill; friendly.
[Middle English, from Late Latin am .
Were your students trained to respond during a crisis?
In every location, the students I was privileged to teach were trained to respond to a crisis. Monthly fire drills were held at which time children left the building in single, orderly file and remained outdoors until the "all clear" signal was given for their return to their classrooms. In a building containing 700 students, all were outside in less than a minute. Tornadoes were frequent in the area and again, regular drills were held, particularly in the springtime. Children left their classrooms [and moved] ... into hallways, getting down on their knees, with their heads resting on the floor.
Did students come to school prepared to learn?
Yes, with very few exceptions. Very young children entering kindergarten were sometimes reluctant to have their mothers leave them. The teacher and sometimes the principal would give the child special attention; I remember one situation where I had been a friend of the parents and the little boy seemed to relate to me as a result.
Did you fear verbal/physical abuse from students? Parents?
Never during all of my years did I ever fear abuse from my students. Occasionally, a parent would come to school upset and angry because the student had taken home erroneous information [or] a parent would come inebriated inebriated (i·nēˑ·brē·āˈ·td),
adj intoxicated. or on drugs. In these rare instances, I would just let them talk it out with no comments from me. Usually, they would leave contented. I recall one mother, after screaming for several minutes with all types of criticism of staff said, "Now that I have made a fool of myself, I guess I will go home." Under my breath, I breathed, "AMEN Amen: see Amon.
Expression of agreement or confirmation used in worship by Jews, Christians, and Muslims. The word derives from a Semitic root meaning “fixed” or “sure. ." For the five months remaining in the year, she was very cooperative and supportive.
Did the community donate funds directed toward budget shortfalls?
Yes, in all instances when the Mothers' Club or Parent Teacher Association recognized a need or were asked to assist with special programs, their responses were always positive. They would raise funds by serving dinners and other activities.
How much per year did your school provide for discretionary spending?
In my earliest years of teaching, our school board members provided the basic needs for classrooms without any discretionary funds. In later years, the Years, The
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See : Time PTA PTA or parent-teacher association: see parent education. , through their various fundraising activities, would allocate equal amounts for each teacher to spend as he/she desired. The amounts could be carried over to the next year.
How much of your income did you spend annually on your classroom?
In my early years, I used my personal funds to provide children Halloween parties, Christmas trees Christmas tree
Evergreen tree, usually decorated with lights and ornaments, to celebrate the Christmas season. The use of evergreen trees, wreaths, and garlands as symbols of eternal life was common among the ancient Egyptians, Chinese, and Hebrews. and treats, Valentine and Easter parties, and sometimes I would take them on year-end educational trips/picnics--driving my car and providing some of the food not given by a few parents. This period was when my annual salary ranged from $640 to $1,200. In later years, the Parent Teacher Association provided funds for the children's parties. In 1979, when I retired, my annual salary was $25,000.
What was the greatest need for your classroom?
Storage for supplies and equipment was always a need. I provided my own record player to give the children some music experience. When I had 44 children in my classroom and student teachers to supervise, I very much felt the need for assistance in preparation of teaching materials and time to help the slower learning children. To make the classroom more attractive, I bought material that my mother used to make window curtains.
I have enjoyed my time this afternoon typing this document, which has brought back many happy memories. I can honestly and truthfully say that I enjoyed every day of my experience in spite of many long hours at night and weekends.--Roy O. Schilling
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