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Stephen Israel (SRV ’53)

I entered SRV in Second Grade and stayed through Sixth Grade (1947 through 1953). At SRV, my teachers; Mary Spiller, a visitor exchange teacher from Belgium, Betsy Gray, Wayne Higley, and Peg Nowell were role models that gave me a
lifelong passion for the arts and sciences, the natural-and-built landscape and wildlife which all surrounded SRV. My SRV un-pressured participatory-education approach, anchored around compassion, kindness, fairness, and sense of belonging, had the following impacts upon my life, education and career…

Read Stephen’s full reflection here

Stephen Israel’s Lifetime Achievement Award from Maryland Archaeology