Van Howe, William

Van Howe, William
Van Howe, William, 1941- , interviewee; Lorenz, Luke, interviewer;
Date Recorded:
26 June 2013
Date digitized:
26 June 2013
Length of interview:
119 minutes 57 seconds

Bill Van Howe is a retired administrator from Boulder Valley School District, having worked 26 years for BVSD. He recounts his early life growing up in Chicago—he was the first in his family to go to college and taught in Chicago before becoming an English teacher at Fairview High School in Boulder, Colorado. Bill talks about the student population boom at Fairview, which spurred the building of the new Fairview building in 1971. Van Howe became principal of Fairview and describes his career there including notable events such as when the roof collapsed after a snow storm. He later moved to Platt Middle School where he was the principal and developed the Choice Program, which reflects his passion for “middle” learning.


Boulder Valley School District (Boulder, Colo.)
Boulder Valley public schools (Boulder, Colo.)
School management and organization Colorado Boulder
Original Format:
digital audio
This interview is part of a series with Boulder Valley School District teachers and administrators.
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