St. Clair School 1927-28 School Year
Source of Information: The Republican
Tribune School Edition -- 1927, provided to Sue Cooley by Glenn Thoming from
the papers of his deceased mother, Cora Thoming, who was a teacher.
Superintendent: Herbert C. Funke. He graduated from
Southeast Missouri State Teachers College in 1921 and taught mathematics at
the University of Missouri summer session at Rolla.
Grade School Faculty: Mrs. Gilbert Lay, Teacher of
Primary RoomMaude Casey, Second Grade TeacherHelen Moore, Third Grade
TeacherMaggie Mester, Fourth Grade TeacherRuth Martin, Fifth and Sixth Grade
TeacherFrank H. Licklider, Principal and taught Seventh and Eighth
Grades. The new elementary school was dedicated September 2, 1927.
High School Faculty: Principal: Marion F. Drury. He
held an A.B. from Central College and was a graduate student at Missouri
University. Another teacher was Daisy B. McClure, who taught Latin, English,
and commercial subjects.
St. Clair Board of Education: F. P. Weatherford -
President; Al Raaf - Secretary; Other Board Members: D. M. Hibbard, E. H.
Panhorst, R. J. King and E. C. Johnston.