Collection: Boulder Valley School District

Epp, George – OH1714
Interview Date: 2011

George Epp, who went on to become the sheriff of Boulder County, describes his elementary school days at Whittier Elementary School to student interviewers from the Whittier Student Historians’ Club. Topics include favorite subjects and teachers, recess activities, an amusing … Continue reading

Foster, JoAnne – oh2018
Interview Date: May 5, 2015

JoAnne Foster tells many stories of her and her husband’s lives in Boulder. Her husband, Bob Foster, grew up in Boulder in the 1940s. She and Bob both worked for the Boulder Valley School District; Bob mainly as a coach … Continue reading

Furman, Ken – OH0606
Interview Date: 1992

People: Merle Lefferdink, Bauldie Moschetti.   Places: Boulder.   Topics: basketball coach at Boulder High School, tennis, Little League.  

Gelwick, Clyde – OH0692
Interview Date: 1994

People: Clyde Gelwick, William Allison, Jack Bartholomew, Claude Bonham, Joseph S. Cowgill, John D. Gillaspie, Carl Gilman, Howard H. Heuston, Kayo Lam, Merle Lefferdink, Chris Martin, L. E.Maurer, Frank McClone, J. McDonald, Bill Saunders, John Sayer, Byron R. White.   … Continue reading

Hagen, Linda – OH2030
Interview Date: 14 January 2016

In 1977, a young, relatively inexperienced teacher, Linda Hagen, begins work at University Hill Elementary, an experimental school following the Bank Street Model of Progressive Experiential Education, under the tutelage of Naomi Grothjan. Following Grothjan’s death, the Uni Hill School … Continue reading

Holland, Jerolyn G. and Rich – OH1253
Interview Date: 2004

People: Maude Kater, John Wittemeyer, Ken Furman   Places: Boulder   Topics: Boulder High School, University of Colorado, filming of The Glenn Miller Story, Supermen Club of America, Platt Middle School, CHOICE program, teaching in Boulder Valley School District, the … Continue reading

Howard, June Peterson – OH0976
Interview Date: 1999

People: Bernice Gould, Silvia Pettem, Fred Pruett, Maria Rogers   Places: Boulder, Cal-Wood (camp near Jamestown), Sunshine   Topics: teaching elementary school from 1966 to 1988, Boulder Valley Federation of Teachers, salaries, class size, planning time, gender stereotyping, Open Space, … Continue reading

Hyatt, Candace – oh1919
Interview Date: January 11, 2014

Candy Hyatt (previously Candy Thompson), a long-time Boulder Valley School District teacher and administrator, talks about her evolution within the school district from reading teacher to principal. She and her former husband moved to Boulder in the early 1970s. After … Continue reading

Johnson, Susan Anderson – OH1641
Interview Date: 2010

Susan Johnson (then Susan Anderson) was a student at Whittier Elementary School from kindergarten in 1947 through the sixth grade. In this interview, conducted by fourth grade members of the Whittier Student Historians’ Club, she describes her experiences as a … Continue reading

LaTorra, Benny Victor – OH1640
Interview Date: 2010

Benny Victor LaTorra, who was known as Victor during his school years, went to Whittier Elementary School during the 1930s. In this interview, conducted by fourth-grade members of the Whittier Student Historians’ Club, he recalls the cordial interactions between students, … Continue reading

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