When considering the role of women in education, the field of teaching and the role of public schools comes easily to mind. Indeed, as members of the County School Board, Elizabeth Campbell and Evelyn Syphax did play a prominent part in Arlington's public school system.
However, the scope of education extends far beyond the walls of our schools. Women such as Phoebe Hall Knipling, visionary founder of what became the Arlington Outdoor Lab, as well as authors Eleanor Templeman and C.B. Rose, bridged the gap between classroom learning and public awareness. Templeman and Rose tirelessly researched, chronicled, and provided valuable perspective for readers and researchers alike in their respective books, "Arlington Heritage: Vignettes of A Virginia County," and "Arlington County, Virginia: A History," both of which are considered cornerstone volumes of Arlington County history.