ABOUT MPLS

About MPLS

The purpose of this website is to preserve the legacy of Malcolm Price Laboratory School and to engage dynamically with those who remember and appreciate its heritage. This website documents and celebrates the heritage of the Laboratory School at the University of Northern Iowa and highlights the innumerable contributions the school made to teacher education and professional development over the course of its 129-year history.

MPLS FACULTY PROFILES

FACULTY ROSTER (Circa 1950-2012)

CALLING ANY AND ALL.....MPLS faculty to provide professional materials that can be used to develop a faculty profile.  These materials could include be not be limited to a vita, photographs, research articles, curriculum project materials, school programs, awards, and student work.


ADMINISTRATION

Albrecht, James (1965-1980)

Brimm, Paul (1948-1964)

Cryer, J.D. (1998-2012)

Curtis, Dwight (1945-1960)

Doud, James (1970-1994)

Duea, Jerry (1966-1997)

Else, David K. (1988-1990)

Fernandez, Linda (1991-2000)

Kueter, Roger (1990-2004, 2006-2007)

Krumbholtz, John (1999-2003)

Lattin, Richard (1947 – 1966)

Luse, Eva May (1919 - 1940)

McConnaha, Wendell (1997-2001)

Moore, Charles E. (1983-1990)

Nielsen, Ross (1947-1986)

Peterson, Marna (1920 – 1954, Elem. Principal 1941-1954)

Robinson, Vickie (1991-1999)

Sloan, Charles (1966-1970)

Smith, David (1994-2009)

Stichter, Jim (2007 – 2012)

Wagoner, Bridgette (2000-2010)

Wagner, Guy Wesley (1941-1945, 1960-1962)

Wagner, Wayne Roy (1969-1973)

ART DEPARTMENT

Harris, Ed (1983-1992)

Wineke, Dorothy (1949-1983)

Schmitt, Mary Margaret (1946-1983)

Swann, Annette (1983 – 2007)

Knivsland, Rick (1992-2012)

AV DEPARTMENT

Dykstra, Lynn (1984-2012)

Paulson, Bob (1954-1984)

Conrad, Bob (Dates Unknown)

Leonard A. Tripp (1951-1954)

BUSINESS EDUCATION

Briggs, Dianna (1982-1993)

Chase, William (1949 – 1953)

Ennis, Edith (1951-1954)

Handorf, James (1966-1969)

Henriksen, Leasha (2004 – 2011)

Phillips, Cecil (1948-1980, 1981-1982)

Primrose, Dean (1973-2003)

Przychodzin, Joe (1947-1963)

Stone, Myrtle (1929 – 1966)

Walsh, Dorothy Price (1949 – 1952)

CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER

Klostermann, Aimee (2005)

Uhlenberg, Jill (1990 – 2004)

Weber, Tera (2011)

York, Candice (2005 – 2011)

ELEMENTARY/EARLY CHILDHOOD FACULTY

Asmus, Kody (2005-2009)

Barness, Allison (2007-2012)

Bebb, Randall (1947-1980)

Bell, Jeff (2000-2001)

Betterton, Maribelle (1973-2004)

Blackman, Mildred (1948-1973)

Blockhus Segerstrom, Janice, (1989-1991)

Bromwich, Shelly (2000-2012)

Budensiek, Harold (1956-1959)

Butzier, Mary (1971-1981)

Christensen, David (1974-2001)

Coburn, Kathleen E. (1977-1981)

Creeden, Julie (2011-2012)

Davids, Arline (1948-1949, 51-52, 54-55, 66-67)

Duchene, Anne (2001-2011)

Duea, Joan (1965-1991)

Ensworth, Lynne (1996-2003)

Evens, Judy (2009-2010, 2011-2012)

Finkelstein, Judith (1968-1988)

Foreman, Delsie Charais (1966 – 1976)

Geiken, Rosemary (2004-2008)

Gilloley, Laura (1950-1971)

Gish, Judy (1972-1981, 1989-1992)

Goepfert, Nicole (2004-2010)

Griswold, Amy (2011-2012)

Guenther, Mary (1992-2012)

Hadley, George (1966-1971)

Helff, Bernice (1942-1972)

Hoffman, Sheri (2001-2012)

Holmes, Gloria Kirkland (1987-1999)

Holmberg, Marjorie (1947 – 1973)

Hornby, Joyce (1973-1991)

Hosier, Max (1951-1965)

Howell, Alta (1948 – 1952)

Hutcheson, Ruth (1953-1974)

Kelly, Mary Jean (1971-1973)

Klein, Larry (1967 – 1971)

Koehring, Dorothy (1933-1961)

LaPray, Margaret (1946-1950)

Lockhart, Amy (2000-2012)

Lubinski, Cheryl (1982-1985)

Lynch, Louis (1951-1980)

Martin, Raymond James (1955-1957)

Mantor, Edna (1921-1968)

McBride, Eleanor (1946-1969)

McCarthy, Phyllis (1947-1964)

McCarty, Diane (1990 - 2000)

McClain, Janet (1976-2000)

McCracken, Wayne (1975-1976)

McCumsey, Janet (1973-1975)

Moore, Lynn (1984-1990)

Nielsen, Lynn E. (1974-1998)

Nielsen, Curtis P. (2001-2012)

Norris, Milldred Walters (1961-1965)

Oleson, Vicki (1996-2008)

Parisho, Eugenia G. (1961-1986)

Purcell, Mary (1989 – 1993)

Riess, Joan (1968-1975)

Riess, Beverly Wynn Ewald (1975-1979)

Rohret, Joan (2003-2004)

Roth, Betts Ann (1951-1976)

Saddler, Craig (Dates Unknown)

Simpson, Katie (Dates Unknown)

Smith, Jacque (1992 – 2003)

Smith, Bev (1976-1979)

Soy, Eloise (1965 – 1979)

Stichter, Mary (1990 – 2012)

Strub, Betty (1972 – 1992)

Swartz, Susie (1970 -1975)

Tallakson, Denise (1987 – 2005)

Teig, Marilyn (1987 – 1991)

Timion, Cheryl (1993 – 1999)

Treiber, Kay (1989-2002)

Underbrink, Pauline Genevieve (1950 - 1953)

Wolfe, Joanne (1967-1995)

Yoder, Harold Marcus (1971-1993)

GUIDANCE

Brown, Leander (Dates Unknown)

Keller, Tom (1988-1997)

Lawson, Rachel (2005-2011)

Redalen, Ed (1968-1974)

Sonstegard, Manford A. (1945-1963)

Strub, Richard (1964 – 1992)

Struck, Clare (1983 – 2012)

Vernon, Ann (1973-1983)

Stichter, Jim (1999 – 2007)

HOME ECONOMICS

Davidson, Nadene (1981-2004)

Hanson, Rose (1920 – 1956)

Jackson, Mary Ann (1953-1981)

INDUSTRIAL ARTS/TECHNOLOGY

Darrow, Don (1965-2002)

Elliott, Gaylon Howard (1954-1956)

Floyd, Earl C. (1949-1954)

Hansen, Russell (1956-1965)

Hartwell, Frank (1948-1968)

Teig, Nick (1967-1995)

Wilson, Mike (2003-2010)

LANGUAGE ARTS/DRAMA

Addison, Bill (1949-1952)

Anderson, Lucile (1930-1962)

Beckman, Judy (1969-1996, 1997-1998)

Brown, Lucille (Dates Unknown)

Butzier, Kenneth (1960-1986)

Caldwell, Mary Pickett (1916- 1952)

Divelbess, Margaret (1927-1964)

Fitzgerald, Evelyn (1975-77)

Frenna, Joe (2009-2010)

Heitzman, Barbara (1990-2003)

Schlemmer, Marilyn (1955-1960)

Jorgensen, Ashley (2008-2012)

Koch, Karla (2005-2009, 2011-2012)

Lubs, Courtney (2001-2002)

Mary Walter (1966 – 1969)

Matthews, Carol (CJ) (1998-2000)

Nichols, Doug (1996-2000)

Oakland, Kathy (1987-1996)

Opfer, Mary P. (1922 – 1955)

Reeve, Doug (1966-1968)

Jeffrey Rinkel (1982-85)



Savereide, Sue (1989-1996, 1998-1999)

Schultz, Mae Avis (1952 – 1955)

Tagtow, Jolene (2000-2009)

Vander Beek, Howard (1948-1982)

Vanderwall, Richard (1987-2010)

Vargas, Margorie Fay Fink (1972-1998)

Waack, William (1977-1988)

Wagoner, Bridgette (2000-2010)

 LIBRARY

Campbell, Clara Evelyn (1952-1957)

Diamond, Joan Englund (1966-1990)

Froyen, Gail (1990-1998)

Koehmstedt, Carolyn (1961-1963)

McIntyre, Kent (1968-1990)

Tallakson, Dave (1999 – 2007)

Weber, Mary Lou (1999-2012)

MATHEMATICS

Anderson, Mary (1924-1953)

Balong, Megan (1999 – 2012)

Buckwalter, Susan (1999 – 2001)

Drumright, Russell G. (1949-1953)

Herrick, Donald (1953 -1955)

Hohlfeld, Joe (1958-1975, 1987-1988)

Homewood, Dirk (Dates Unknown)

Immerzeel, George (1956-1983)

Jackson, C. L. (1924 – 1952)

Johnson, Jennifer (Dates Unknown)

Kettner, Denny (1975-2010)

Maltas, Jim (1991-2012)

Maricle, William O. (1949-1957)

McMahon, Della (1949-1961)

Ockenga, Earl (1975-1984, 1988-1999)

Schroeder, Merrie (1992-2000)

Schwandt, Lynn (1964-1992)

Schweizer, Helen (1952-1954)

Tarr, John (1961 – 1998)

Wiederanders, Don (1958-1991)

Wilkinson, Josh (2008 – 2012)

MODERN LANGUAGE

Becker, Jim (1970-1999)

Blanco, Sara (2004-2005, 2006-2012)

Bultena, Beatrice (1955-1960)

Casado, Pablo (1960-1963)

Doyle, Mary (2000-2012)

Findlay, Rosa Maria (1964-2001)

Hawley, Argelia (1983-1997)

Hoeft, Lowell (1987-2003)

LaVallee, Raymond T. (1965-1969)

Oukada, Larbi (1981-84)

Powell, Particia B. Westphal (1975-1978)

Price, Jim (1965-1983)

Struble, Marguirette (1924 – 1969)

Patricia B. Powell Westphal (1975-1978)

Zwanziger, Elizabeth (2003-2012)

MUSIC DEPARTMENT

Aurand, Wayne (1951-1977)

Brown, Kevin (2007-2011)

Fanelli, Michael (1987-2003)

Grey, Mary (2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012)

Griffith, Melanie Holmes (1992-1996)

Hale, Leslie (1960-1988)

Iverson, Marjorie (1961-1962)

Johnson, Dusty (Dates Unknown)

Kreassig, Samuel (2011-2012)

Luce, Mildred (1943-1953)

Malek, Victor (1950 – 1951)

McGuire, Shannon (2003-2005)

Moon, Alfred (1948-1966)

Musel, Andy (1975-1981)

Reeve, Doug (1966 – 1968)

Schneider, Melvin (1945-1961)

Schneider, Naomi (1947-1958)

Sharp, Linda Renfro (1995 – 2008)

Swanson, Michelle Hyde (1998-2010)

Swickard, John (1971-75)

Upham, Leonard (1989-2003, 2007)

Weber, Harold (1953 – 1956)

Welch, Jim (1962-1987)

Wikstrom, Thomas (1956-1961)

NURSING STAFF

Duncan, Yvonne (Dates Unknown)

Flemr, Susan (Dates Unknown)

Knoll, Angeline (Dates Unknown)

Olson, Dorothea (Dates Unknown)

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Ahrabi-Fard, Iradge (1972-1981)

Aldrich, John (1955-1986)

Anderson, Floyd (1966-1976)

Barnhart, Don (1947 – 1952)

Burk, Bill (1948-1953)

Casek, Charles, (1955-1974)

Elser, Paul (2007-2012)

Geadelmann, Patricia (1972-1984)

Green, Deborah (1977-1978)

Happ, William (1948-1972)

Hawn, Sharon (1974-1980)

Knuti, Ann (1972-1974)

Lee, Bob (1981-2004)

McCumber, Shelley (2003-2012)

McKowen, John (2003-2007)

Mohn, Mardelle (1948-1975)

Ness, Carmen O. (1953-1955)

Phipps, Neil (1990-2002)

Schneider, Robert (1977 – 1983)

Schweitzer, Cathie Ann (1981-83)

Schools, Marshall (1949-1976)

Smeins, Joe (Dates Unknown)

Smith, Lori (1992-2009)

Stokstad, Lloyd (1948-1967)

Turnbull, Ann M. (1981-82)

Waack, Paul (1982-2003)

Wilkinson, Nikki (2007-2010, 2011-2012)

 SAFETY EDUCATION/DRIVER’S TRAINING

Mazula, Peter (1949-1990)

SCIENCE DEPARTMENT

Barrilleaux, Louis (1960-1965)

Breitbach, Karen Couch (1999-2012)

Cooney, Tim (1977-1990)

Countryman, Lyn (1990-2012)

Douglas, Robert (1958-1961)

Finsand, Louis (1964-1997)

Gohman, Walter (1951-1977)

Gifford, Robert W. (1949 – 1952)

Jacobs, Priscilla (1953-1954)

Kelly, Jim (1969-1991)

Mahon, Ruth (1956-1967)

Orr, Robert (1952 – 1954)

Potter, Al (1946-1978)

Spurr, Aaron (1998 – 2012)

Stone, Jody (1987 – 2012)

Walsh, William (1948 – 1956)

Walter, Laura E. Fischer (2001-2012)

Wengert, Harold D. (1967-1980)

Winkleman, James (1953 – 1956)

SOCIAL STUDIES

Blaga, Jeff (1978-1985)

Brown, Mabel (1953-1964)

Froyen, Leonard (1958-1960)

Hamilton, Mike (2003-2005)

Hantula, Jim (1965-1998)

Harper, Corinne (1947-1982)

Herrick, B. J. (2000-2010)

Hott, Leland (1959-1963)

Kasiske, Florence (1945-1961)

Meyer, Danielle (2004-2007)

Mork, Vernon (1949-1958)

Nelson, Phil (1969-2000)

Peavey, Samuel (1952 – 1954)

Rainey, Lee (1968-1972)

Reichmann, Ferd (1960-1985)

Rose, Steve (1979-1990)

Scovel, Don (1961-1981)

Silverson, Karen (1975 – 1978)

Sprague, Douglas (1985-1989)

Swartz, Cliff  (1967 – 1973)

Troyer, Mike (2008-2009)

Weber, Lee (1991-2012)

SPECIAL EDUCATION

Beckman, Aricia DeVries (2000-2012)

Cooney, Darlene (1989-2002)

East, Catherine (2001-2003)

Everton, Joe (1979-1983)

Gish, Judy (1972-1992)

Gleissner, Linda (1981-1996)

Hawbaker, Becky (1998-2011)

Miller, Kim (1987-2012)

SPEECH/LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY

Highnam, Diane (2004-2005, 2007-2012)

Potter, Lois Shefte (1961-1991)


LEADERSHIP FOR MALCOLM PRICE LABORATORY SCHOOL

From the Model School's early beginnings until MPLS was closed in 2012, twenty-two men and women  assumed leadership for the school. Read more about directors of the Laboratory School ....


LEADERSHIP FOR THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

  • Howard T. Knutson (Education), 1968-1976
  • Dale F. Nitzschke (School Admin. & Personnel Services), 1976-August 15, 1980
  • Gordon J. Rhum (Education), acting, August 16, 1980-August 31, 1981
  • Fred D. (Don) Carver (School Administration), September 1, 1981-July 1987
  • Thomas J. Switzer (Curriculum and Instruction), August 1987-June 2002
  • William P. Callahan (Special Education), interim, July 2002-June 30, 2003
  • Jeffrey W. Cornett (Curriculum and Instruction), July 1, 2003-May 2007
  • William P. Callahan (Special Education), May 2007-June 30, 2010
  • Dwight C. Watson, July 1, 2010-June 29, 2015
  • Gaëtane Jean-Marie, June 30, 2016 - present


LEADERSHIP FOR THE NORMAL SCHOOL, ISTC, SCI AND UNI


AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

Throughout the school's 129-year history, the school and its faculty were honored with numerous awards and achievements.


GOLD STAR TEACHER AWARD WINNERS

Between 1990 and 2012 thirteen MPLS teachers were honored with the Gold Star Award for Outstanding Teaching.


THE MPLS CITIZENSHIP PROGRAM

(1993-2007 Program Overview)

In 1993, the elementary faculty at Price Laboratory School (PLS) at the University of Northern Iowa expressed concerns about students not transferring the level of respect they demonstrated in the classrooms to the more unstructured areas such as recess, lunchtime, and before and after school.  They decided to move forward with a proactive response to these civility concerns.  This school-wide character education initiative was titled the PLS Elementary Citizenship Program.  This program was rooted in a strong developmental and preventative philosophy.  Its main goal was to develop and maintain a cohesive community  of learners who valued and respected each other.   Read more....


FIRST AMENDMENT SCHOOLS NETWORK

In 2005, Price Laboratory School was one of the five schools in the United States selected to receive the First Amendment Project Schools Award.  These five schools joined a network of sixteen other schools previously selected to be in this project that is sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD). Read more....


MPLS TEACHERS ACHIEVED NATIONAL BOARD CERTIFICATION

The mission of the National Board is to advance student learning and achievement by establishing the definitive standards and systems for certifying accomplished educators, providing programs and advocating policies that support excellence in teaching and leading and engaging National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) and leaders in that process.  Six MPLS teachers were honored with this award.  Read more...


PRESIDENTIAL AWARD FOR MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE TEACHING

The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) are the nation's highest honors for teachers of mathematics and science (including computer science). Awardees serve as models for their colleagues, inspiration to their communities, and leaders in the improvement of mathematics and science education.  Six MPLS teachers were honored with this award.  Read more....

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