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Sechler/Rhodes-Glaser

WNMU College of Education
PO Box 680 Silver City, NM 88062
Phone: 575-538-6416 Fax: 575-538-6417


Last updated: July 27, 2010

The Sechlar/Rhoades-Glaser Buildings house the Preschool/Child Development Center, the La Familia Resource and Referral Center, and the Community Child Care Services. The center also sponsors the early childhood education program, before and after school age programs, the Growing Tree Day Care Center at Silver High School, and a pre-teaching career program for Cobre and Silver High School students.

Hazel Sechler, Inez Rhoades, and Adelaide Glaser are all noted professors who retired from WNMU and are deceased. Hazel Sechler served as primary supervisor in the training school and professor of education (specializing in teaching reading and language arts during her 33 year career at Western. Miss Sechler is remembered most for her very high standards and expectations.

Inez Rhoades was the seventh and eighth grade supervisor at the training school, taught English and speech classes at the college and directed children's speech clinics. Miss Rhoades and Miss Sechler were best friends who devoted their lives to teaching.

Adelaide Glaser was the long-time professor and chair of the home economics department. She is honored by the University as Emeritus Professor.

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