Not all early school teachers were women. Despite a typically low salary, some men opted for the job. The children pictured are students at the old Rugen School located at Shermer and Lake (on the present site of Glenview's Public Works complex). The photo is dated 1912 but the schoolmaster is not identified.
Back In The Day
Built in 1905, the "modern" Glenview School was an imposing structure on Waukegan Road south of Lake. While it functioned entirely as an elementary school for most of its years, it included a high school program briefly during the 1920s. Miss Lillian Norton (back row, middle), is shown here with two fellow teachers and several high school students. Lillian later married Ralph Hoffman and ultimately became a school principal. Hoffman Elementary School is named in her honor.
Grace I. Dewes
Grace I. Dewes, born in 1891, was a granddaughter of Glenview's earliest settlers. A high school graduate at age 16, she began her teaching career in a one room school. No doubt some of her "scholars" were somewhat older than she. Glenview's Dewes Street takes its name from her family.
Posted: Thursday, January 9, 2014 12:00 pm
After the first settlers established their homes and businesses in Glenview, they got to work on educating their children.
Glenview’s first school was in a harness maker’s shop west of Glenview and Waukegan roads, according to Bev Dawson, Glenview Historical Society librarian.
Thursday, January 9, 2014 12:00 pm.