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Louise Carson Smith Mountz

Louise Carson Smith Mountz was American librarian. Certified teacher, Indiana.

Background

  • Mountz, Louise Carson Smith was born on October 20, 1911 in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin, United States. Daughter of Roy Carson and Charlotte Louise (Scheurs) Smith.

  • Education

    • Student, Western College for Women, 1931. AB, The Ohio State University, 1933. Master of Arts, Ball State University, 1962.

      Postgraduate, Manchester College, 1954. Postgraduate, Indiana University, 1961.

    Career

    • Teacher Monroeville (Indiana) High School, 1953-1954, Riverdale High School, St. Joe, Indiana, 1954-1955. Library High School, Avilla, 1955-1958. Head library Penn High School, Mishawaka, 1958-1967, Northwood Junior High School, Fort Wayne, 1967-1969, McIntosh Junior High School, Auburn, 1969-1974.

      Director Media Center DeKalb Junior High School, 1974-1978. Retired, 1978; consultant media center planning Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation, Mishawaka, 1966-1967.

    Major achievements

    • Certified teacher, Indiana.

    Works

    • Author: Biographies for Junior High Schools and Correlated Audio-Visual Materials, 1970. Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Politics

    Peace making is the creative and positive quest for the well-being of humankind and the planet on which people live.

    Religion

    The Covenant is not a contract in which God and human beings agree to provide particular goods and services for each other. It is not something that people have to do to create a relationship with God. God has already made it possible.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    In a society where self-interest, acquisitiveness and individual happiness are often seen as the over-riding interests, the Church, and Christians within it, are called to witness meanings, values and purposes beyond ourselves.

    Membership

    Board directors DeKalb County chapter American Red Cross, 1938-1942, 51-53, DeKalb County Heart Association, 1946-1952, DeKalb County Community Concert Association, 1946-1958, American Field Service Mishawaka chapter, 1960-1967. Member Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra Association, Fort Wayne Art Museum, DeKalb County History Society, Garrett History Society, DeKalb County Genealogy Society, Acres Landtrust, Preservation of DeKalb County Heritage Association, DeKalb Memorial Hospital Women's Guild, also life member. Member Indiana School Librarians Association (director 1963-1967), International Association School Librarianship, Indiana Association Educational Communication and Technology, Association Indiana Media Educators, National Retired Teachers Associations, National Trust History Preservation, History Landmarks Foundation Indiana, Delta Kappa Gamma (charter member, Beta Beta chapter), Kappa Kappa Kappa (pr. officer 1941-1945, president Alpha Chi chapter 1938-1940, organizer Garrett Associate chapter president Garrett Associate chapter 1971-1973), Greenhurst Country Club, Fort Wayne's Women's Club, Athena Literature Club (honorary), Ladies Literature Club of Auburn (honorary), Delta Delta Delta (house president).

    Connections

    • Married George Edward Mountz, May 4, 1935 (deceased October 3 1951). Children: Peter Carson, Pamela Teeters Mountz McDonald.
    • father: Roy Carson Smith
    • mother: Charlotte Louise (Scheurs) Smith
    • spouse: George Edward Mountz
    • children: Peter Carson Mountz
    • Pamela Teeters Mountz McDonald Mountz
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    Nationality
    • 1931
      Western College for Women
    • 1933
      The Ohio State University
    • 1962
      Ball State University
    • 1954
      Manchester College
    • 1961
      Indiana University
    • 1953 - 1954
      Teacher, Monroeville (Indiana) High School
    • 1954 - 1955
      Teacher, Monroeville (Indiana) High School
    • 1955 - 1958
      library High School
      Avilla, Indiana, United States
    • 1958 - 1967
      head, library Penn High School
      Mishawaka, Indiana, United States
    • 1966 - 1967
      consultant, media center planning Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation
      Mishawaka, Indiana, United States
    • 1967 - 1969
      head, library Penn High School
      Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
    • 1969 - 1974
      head, library Penn High School
      Auburn, Washington, United States
    • 1974 - 1978
      director, Media Center DeKalb Junior High School
    • 1978
      retired
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