Belle Sherman Elementary School

Ithaca Women of Note

Belle Sherman Elementary School

Ithaca, New York 14850, United States

Created By: The History Center in Tompkins County

Point of Interest Details

Located at 501 Mitchell Street, Belle Sherman Elementary School was named after the influential educator, Mary Isabella Sherman. Sherman taught science and history in Ithaca schools for 33 years until her retirement in 1908. She was also an accomplished artist.

Sherman received her Bachelor of Science from Lombard University in 1874, a unique accomplishment for a woman in that era. She was well-known throughout the Ithaca community as a devoted and compassionate educator, thus the new elementary school that opened in 1926 became her namesake.

Source: History Center in Tompkins County

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