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Preserving the Past: Chloupek made her mark in local education

In 1920, she became Manitowoc County's first female superintendent of schools

7:51 PM, Jan. 26, 2013
In 1920, Lillian Chloupek became the first woman to serve as the Manitowoc County superintendent of schools.
In 1920, Lillian Chloupek became the first woman to serve as the Manitowoc County superintendent of schools.
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In the Manitowoc County Historical Society's monograph detailing the history of education in our area, Edward Ehlert wrote:

"It was in 1901 that the state legislature passed a law authorizing the county superintendent with the consent of the County Board of Supervisors to name a deputy, provided that he had under his jurisdiction not less than one hundred schools. Although Manitowoc County qualified early for a deputy superintendent it was not until 1915 that the first supervising teacher was named. Lillian Chloupek became the assistant of C. W. Meisnest."

Chloupek was born in 1888 in ...

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