About Elaine S. Schlather
Elaine Smith Schlather was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, on October 13, 1910. Her Family moved to San Marcos when she was four years old. After graduating from San Marcos Teacher's College (now Texas State University), she began her teaching career in 1931 at Lower Valley School. She continued to teach in Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City I.S.D. for 25 years.
As a child, Elaine had polio. Her recovery left her without the use of her right hand. However, she never allowed that to be an obstacle. Her "I can do" lifestyle inspired everyone who knew her. She encouraged her peers and her students to be the best they could and to never give up.
When Elaine Schlather retired in 1976, the SCUCISD Board of Trustees expressed the District's gratitude as well as the community's. They recognized her service and leadership and gave her credit for outstanding contributions to the growth and development of hundreds of boys and girls.
She served the community as well as the District by giving many years of service as a volunteer at Northeast Baptist Hospital. In addition, she worked many volunteer hours at her church, with the Women's Guild, the Memorial Fund, and the Council of Churches. She passed away on June 28, 1990, at the age of 79.