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HIASAA - Highland Community School District 5
Highland Community School District 5
HIASAA - St. Paul Catholic School - Highland, IL
St. Paul Catholic School
HIASAA - Highland Community School District 5
Highland Community School District 5
HIASAA - St. Paul Catholic School - Highland, IL
St. Paul Catholic
School
HIASAA
Highland Illinois Area School Alumni Association
HIASAA
Highland Illinois Area School
Alumni Association
HIASAA
Highland Illinois Area School Alumni Association
HIASAA - Highland Community School District 5
HIASAA - St. Paul Catholic School
Gathering
Gathering
Gathering
Staff, Classmates and Alumni
Staff, Classmates and Alumni
2015 HIASAA Hall of Fame Member
Patsy Schwarm ( Deceased ) - Career Public Service
HIASAA Patsy Schwarm received a Bachelors of Science Degree in Education from Southern Illinois University – Carbondale in 1968. Her major was Mathematics and her minor was in Instructional Materials. She completed a Masters of Science in Education Degree at Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville in 1976. Patsy completed post-graduate classes in Gifted Education, Special Education, and Writing Instruction. Also, she completed national seminars conducted by noted educators Madeline Hunter, Marie Carbo, and Dr. Rita Dunn.

Patsy began her career with Highland Community Schools in the fall of 1968 as a math teacher and librarian at Highland Jr. High School. In 1976 she became assistant principal for grades 4 – 8 in Highland. 1984 saw Patsy take a giant step forward as she took on the role of Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction for the entire school district. She continued in this role until her retirement in 2001.

During her tenure at Highland Community Schools Patsy was instrumental in many initiatives that improved the school district and the quality of education afforded its students. She revised the teacher hiring process and was asked on numerous occasions to share the “Highland Hiring Process” with college classes, professional organizations, and other school districts. Patsy was a pioneer in developing a new teacher mentoring program. She started the Highland program in 1986. Similar programs are now endorsed by the Illinois State Board of Education. Patsy was also instrumental in revising teacher evaluation procedures and in bringing effective professional development to Highland educators. She was a superb grant writer, writing numerous grants that brought in big dollars to help both teachers and students. Her writing skills provided major funding for technology upgrades, assisted many teachers in winning “Those Who Excel Awards”, oversaw strategic planning efforts, and coordinated the Blue Ribbon Awards won by Highland High School and Highland Middle School in 2001. Patsy also found time to lend her organizational skills and personal touches to the renovation of Highland High School and the construction of Highland Middle School.

As you might imagine, Patsy earned many honors during her career. A few of these are: 1975 Highland Jaycees Outstanding Young Educator, 1981 Outstanding Young Women of America, 1994 Those Who Excel – Award of Excellence in Education Administration, and 2001 Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow.

Additionally, Patsy served the greater Highland Community through church involvement, serving on the Madison County Fair Board, Highland Police Task Force, Highland Business Education Alliance, Highland Area Community Foundation, and helping several organizations write grants.
2017 Inductees
Pat Imming - Arts & Sciences
John "Jack" Cygan - Career Public Service
Dennis Luber - Sports
2016 Inductees
Bruce Case - Arts & Sciences
Tom Ulmet - Career Public Service
Erwin Weder - Business
Jake Odorizzi - Sports
2015 Inductees
Dr. Mark Edwin Frisse - Arts & Sciences
Pat Schwarm - Career Public Service
Otto E. Jakel - Business
2014 Inductees
Dr. Richard Streiff - Arts & Sciences
Jerome Zobrist - Career Public Service
Dennis Rinderer - Public Service
2013 Inductees
Dr. Robert W. Buchheim - Arts & Sciences
Robin McGee - Arts & Sciences
Dr. Carl Ernst - Business
Kevin Hemann - Public Service
2012 Inductees
Melissa Glassmaker - Arts & Sciences
Jerry Dauderman - Business
Brig. Gen. Scott Zobrist - Public Service
2011 Inductees
Allan Killion - Arts & Sciences
David R. Ford - Business
Jay Ward - Sports
Jeanne Baumann Meyer - Public Service
2010 Inductees
Carl Basler - Business
Earl Wirz - Sports
Roland Harris - Public Service
Olin Stratton - At Large
2009 Inductees
Dr. Arlo Landolt - Arts & Sciences
Robert Mueller - Arts & Sciences
Robert Scott Tibbetts - Arts & Sciences
Martin Wick - Business
Jay Boulanger - Business
Terry Riffel - Business
Jennie Kaeser - Public Service
Joe Michaelis - Public Service
Lynn Rehberger - Public Service
2008 Inductees
Brenda (Hemann) Harris - Arts & Sciences
Ron Jacober - Arts & Sciences
Jesse Kamm - Arts & Sciences
Louis Latzer - Business
Ralph Korte - Business
Edwin Frisse - Business
Ed Hilbert - Sports
Darell Bellm - Public Service
Jack Klaus - Public Service
Larry "Biddy" Essenpreis - Public Service
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