The College of Education Alumni Board records document the activities of the San Jose State University (SJSU) College of Education
Alumni Board. The materials include the Board's by-laws, minutes recorded during Board of Directors meetings, photographs
and ephemera describing the Board's social gatherings, written correspondence between the Board and the City of San Jose and
the Leslie A.G. Dill Architect Firm regarding the acquistion, renovation, and opening of the One-Room Schoolhouse in Kelley
Park in San Jose, CA, and insurance records for the One-Room Schoolhouse. The majority of the collection is comprised of applications
for the Board's Honored Teachers program and the Board's recognition of educators.
The San Jose State University (SJSU) College of Education (COE) Alumni Board is dedicated to supporting its alumni and faculty
and staff. This support is made possible by activities, events, and fundraisers. The Board is comprised of 19 people, which
includes alumni and current faculty members. As of 2015, the Board’s officers are President Bob Lowry; President-Elect Leah
Gilmore; Past-President Peggy Anastasia; Secretary Cherie Donahue; and Treasurer Bob Pedretti. The Board’s primary project
is the “Honored Teacher” program, which takes place at the “Santa Ana One-Room Schoolhouse” at Kelley Park in San Jose, California.
The Board offers annual scholarships to students and research grants to faculty members. In 1998, the Board implemented the
“Honored Teacher” and “One Room Schoolhouse” programs. “Honored Teacher” gives former students and professional colleagues
opportunities to acknowledge teachers who have made important differences in their lives and institutions. The honored teachers
have taught classes across the spectrum of kindergarten through twelfth grade. The One-Room Schoolhouse was originally located
in Santa Ana Valley in San Benito County. Grades 1-8 were taught at the school from 1872-1974. The Tavares Family of Hollister
donated the house to the Connie L. Lurie College of Education Alumni Association. On September 26, 1998, the Schoolhouse opened
at Kelly Park. The Schoolhouse represents the early history of education and serves as a symbol of the educational traditions
of the late 19th century.
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Copyright has not been assigned to the San José State University Library Special Collections and Archives. All requests for
permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Special Collections. Permission
for publication is given on behalf of the SJSU Special Collections and Archives as the owner of the physical items and is
not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader. Copyright
restrictions also apply to digital reproductions of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research
and educational purposes.
This collection is open for research, except for Sub-Series IV, Honor a Teacher, 1997-2012, which is restricted to active
members of the College of Education Alumni Board.