Betsey DeLoache

Betsey DeLoache
Topics: Education, History, South Dakota, Writing
Communities: Edisto Island, SC
Program Types: Pre-recorded Program Video, Speakers Bureau, Virtual Program(s)
Red Bird Studio
Edisto Island, SC | (605) 222-0665

Country Schools: Past and Present
DeLoache likens compiling her research to a city-slicker learning firsthand what defines country schools. She shares interviews of students and/or teachers and discusses her personal experience visiting operating country schools from 2012-2019. DeLoache explains how she illustrates the schoolhouses to document and preserve them and discusses "country culture" and the ethnic background of folks who settled and lived in the northern central states. There is a PowerPoint presentation of her photographs and research.

Country Schools: Turning Stories and Illustrations into Books 
The presentation describes how DeLoache started the project and developed the interview process, how she researched the schoolhouses for the drawings, her organization of the books, and her decision to self-publish. Also, included are marketing and selling historical non-fiction books. There is a PowerPoint presentation of examples.

Past and Present Methods of Teaching in a One-room School
The presentation includes community involvement in the rural areas, report card evolution, and the Country School Foundation for leaders in local and national settings. There is a PowerPoint presentation of examples.