Hagen, Linda

Hagen, Linda
Hagen, Linda, 1943- , interviewee; Lorenz, Luke, interviewer;
Date Recorded:
14 January 2016
Date digitized:
14 January 2016
Length of interview:
58 minutes, 2 seconds

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 merges with the more traditional Washington School, and its unique philosophy is eventually subjugated to the traditional, until it disappears under the No Child Left Behind regulations. Hagen also speaks about her time as a sorority girl at CU in the ‘60s, her husband Jim’s career at IBM, and what Boulder was like in that era. She relates some unpleasant experiences at traditional schools, as well as the tragic loss of her sister’s husband in Vietnam.

Grothjan, Naomi C.
Garcia, Richard
Boulder Valley School District (Boulder, Colo.)
Boulder Valley Public Schools (Boulder, Colo.)
Education -- Colorado -- Boulder.
Schools -- Colorado -- Boulder.
Original Format:
digital audio
This interview is part of a series about the Boulder Valley School District.
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