As a child, Dulcina Carpenter moved to Smithers with her parents, John (Jack) Calvin Carpenter and Laura Carpenter, two sisters, Dolly and June, and her brother, John, in the 1920s. Her father, worked as an engineer for the railroad. In 1936, Della took a job in a one-room school at Decker Lake. After four months, she pursued an opportunity to teach at the one-room school in Glentanna. In 1939, Della joined the staff of Smithers Elementary School. Della married Edwin Herman in 1942 and their daughter, Dian, was born in 1944. During the 1950s, Della became the principal of the Smithers Elementary School. This school later became known as Muheim Memorial Elementary. By 1978 Della became the District Principal and finally retired from teaching in 1979.
Scrapbooks were compiled by Della Herman and donated to the Archives on an unknown date.
Scope and Content
Fonds is organized into two series: School district no. 54 and Photographs. Records include scrapbooks, photographs, and a signed copy of “Bulkley Valley School Days”
Back row L-R: Karen Careless, Mark Granlin, Trevor Johnstone, Mike Scales, Joan Campbell, Lucy Gagnon, Judy Morgan
Middle row L-R: Edith jones, Linda Schaefer, Les Ellis, Nancy Lubbers, Della Herman, Jane Hoek, Leolla Helps, Donna Kilbey, Barb Hinchcliffe
Front row L-R: Eileen Hatlevik, Rosa Havard, Farida Susnjar, Lynne Hubert, Larry Lutz, Noreen Erlenbach, Debbie Smith, Pat Estabrooks, Dorothy Giesbrecht
Pictured, not necessarily in order: Shawna Bachman, Kathy Tom, Steven Osborne, Margret Hall, Glen Halvorson, John Routley, Sharon Herb, Penny Peterson, Danny Palumbo, Patrick Scott, Conrad Holmberg, Janet Olsen, Judy Muir, Anna Palumbo, Tim Bovill, Linda Schafer (teacher), Dennis Pelzer, Michael Vennard.
Pictured, not necessarily on order: Harvey Naziel, Cliffored Yelich, Greg Hearnden, Cheryl Holland, Laurie Ann Keen, Andrew Yeker, Brian Mackney, Tina Hackle, Liz Giddings, Valerie Baker, Bruce Peters, Denise Hindle, Rona Amies, Loretta Lemp, Kelly Roumieu, Arnold Thomlinson, Dora Skin, Giah Moore, Karen Finch, Crystal Carson, Ricky Carson, Brenda Stoelwinder, Terry Young, Norman Burton, Mrs. N. Erlenbach (teacher), Andy Duperron, Jackie Pete.
Pictured, not necessarily in order: Shawna Bachman, Kathy Tom, Steven Osborne, Margret Hall, Glen Halvorson, John Routley, Sharon Herb, Penny Peterson, Danny Palumbo, Patrick Scott, Conrad Holmberg, Janet Olsen, Judy Muir, Anna Palumbo, Tim Bovill, Linda Schaefer (teacher), Dennis Pelzer, Michael Vennard.
Pictured, not necessarily in order: Michael Pottinger, Christy Van Horn, Mark Oulton, Dwayne Wilson, David Groen, Nancy Forsythe, John Haycock, Jim Parenteau, Collette Farnsworth, Floyd Bazil, Bill McIntyre, Gavin Hoek, David Heathman, Rodney Patrick, Billy Haupt, Lief Schreyer, John Shorter, Kevin Rose, Tanya Charchuk, Tammy Elmore, Lisa Marko, Dulcie Davis, Karen Careless (teacher), LeeAnne Greene, Michael Lee, Eric Marko
Pictured, not necessarily in order: Robyn Cunningham, Rod Mager, Tony Groen, David Brandon, Leonard Plasway, Karl Buchoz, Frank Calla, Roderick Holland, Martina Joseph, Annette Smith, Lslie Schneider, Raymond Joseph, Dale Storey, Kevin Carson, Glen Beblow, Toni Moore, Dawn Roumieu, Greg Burns, Joe Hug, Michael Mettler, Ruth Forsythe, Greg Estabrook, Crystal Glass, Della Herman (teacher)
Pictured, not necessarily in order: Candi Monti, Curtis Holland, Lyle Neff, Cinnamon Holland, Billie Green, Lisa Saffarek, Danny Morgan, Michael Leckie, Renee Graves, Aaron Derrick, John Craspay, Tricia Garret, Janet Capewell, Gina Pero, Tony Mitchell, Jamie Hourie, Leanne Oliarney, Billie-Jo Thomlinson, Cherryl Glass, Michael Purnell, Andrew Pratt, Ronnie Olsen, David Vennard, Caroolyn Jospeh, Debbie Van Weerthuizen, Dorothy Giesbrecht (teacher)
Pictured, not necessarily in order: Connie LaRochelle, Ronnie Dennis, Angie Trowbridge, Irene Hug, Rick Lundrigen, Ursula Yeker, Kathy Herb, Betty Anne Goodacre, Arlene Hall, Wayne Olson, Kerry Schreyer, Doug Lister, Michael Patrick, Anna Berg, Kelly Mager, Pat LePoidevin, Darryl Krakana, Doug Halvorson, Jordan Beblow, Dawn Apperloo, DeeDee Parenteau, Donny Bush, Marvin Alfred, Cindy Baptiste, Teresa Stoelwinder, Dean Gilbert, Mrs. L. Hubert (teacher), Barbara Little, Rhonda Nadon.
Pictured, not necessarily in order: Terry Munro, Stewart Woo, Scott Seeger, Clifford Perepelecta, Timothy Sheffield, Rodney Steiger, Neale Tait, Peter Jim, Darin Muir, Bobby Laidlaw, Kerry kilbey, Wayne Domes, Debbie Van Horn, Dixie Stevens, Ronald Dewitt, Wayne David, Ronald Young, Wilfred Parenteau, Dawn Maillot, Keenan Moore, Ricky Larson, Lizzette Farnsworth, Terri-Lynn Stroet, Ulrike Paczinsky, Mrs. J Campbell (teacher), George Holland
Pictured, not necessarily in order: D. Stalker (teacher), Eve McMorran, Vern Moline, Andrew Kalyn, Trent Collison, Becky Lychak, Saverina Madia, Kathryn McIntyre, Teri Young, Francesco mellace, Warrn Staff, Michael Bompas, Anna Palumbo, Danny Lepoidevin, Stacey Vanderkool, Peter Vanderdeen, Aleisha Osborne, Shannon Antoniak, Stacey Cutler, Enzo Calla, Jamie Cromer, Sharon Stad, Julie DeVries
Pictured, not necessarily in order: Larry Lutz (teacher), Bertha West, Bernard Baptiste, Joanne Greenwood, Hermann Knibbecke, Dianne Mackney, Allison Halvorson, Dawna Stevens, Gaeton Perreault, Mark Ayers, Paul Davidson, Ernest Mcnamara, Joe Murphy, Murray Rose, Loralie Baker, Tom Laidlaw, Susan Nelson, Duke Vince, Rusty Gordon, Marina Raufer, Sharlaine McIntyre, Steven Portsch, Bruce Hubert, Georgie Beaubien, D. Smith (teacher), Bobby Butcher
Pictured, not necessarily in order: Edward Koopmans, Ian Stewart, Troy Smith, John Benneke, Peggy Palmer, Downie Phillips, Brad Vennard, Curtis Culbert, Lori Simpson, Michelle Keen, Darlene Maillot, Jeannie Wertz, Douglas Marcotte, Douglas Kwan, Jerry Watson, Geoffrey Halvorson, Barrie Craspay, Tommy Hall, Claudia Holenstein, Blair Loset, Laura Carson, Phyllis Joseph, Corle Plummer, Tracey Wright, Marianne Butcher, Joey Haupt, Mike Scales (teacher), ian Burton, Brent Muir, Blair Stevens, Joey Tom
Pictured, not necessarily in order: D. Stalker (teacher), Anita Bush, Heath Bolster, Lorina Buursema, Louie Wilson, Jacqueline Joseph, Nicole Van Horn, Monique Cantwell, Maelene Larose, Matt Hofsink, Steven Aperloo, Brian VanVeldhuizen, Lori-Ann Chartrand, Tracy Holmberg, Debbie Boonstra, Shane Hora, Alan Muir, Mildred Andringa, Jason Haycock, Christopher Palmer.
Pictured, not necessarily in order: Gina Monti, Nancy Knight, Karen Person, Charlotte Rathjen, Deborah Sheffield, Ron Miles, Ken Johnson, Bonnie Smith, Michelle Krausnig, Cheryl Mol, Dianne [Perpepeiecta], Lynda Hidber, Deena Lorette, Brent McKenzie, Michael Nadon, Kevin Bolen, Martin halvorson, howie Aikins, John Williams, Glen Watson, Randy Marko, Diane Dennis, Bob Bonner, Edward Tom, Mitchell Garrett, Karen Foley, Lee Anne Bergey
Pictured, not necessarily in order: Koreena Allen, Audra Phillips, Scott Clifford, Patti-Lee Stroet, Dwayne Saville, Jackie Capewell, Eddy Pottinger, Thor Ludvigson, Charles Morris, Robert Scott, Aud Fischer, Leanne Logan, Wayne Mitchell, Marylin Trowbridge, Dean Elmore, Shelly Bovill, Peter Oliarny, Keith Firman, Shane David, Fulk Fischer, Lana David, Jay Baker, David Young, Evangelene Schneider, Farida Susnjar (teacher), Tammy Woods, Brett Garrett