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Secondary school educator , Carousel Carver

George Paul Nowack, American secondary school educator. Certified Secondary Educator in English. Named Director of Year, Image Players, 1973-1974; recipient award of excellence, Penspra, 1987-1989, Outstanding One-Act Dramatic Presentation award, Garden State Arts Festival, 1974, 1st place, Burlington Carousel Festival, 2003; grantee National Science Foundation, 1965, Allegheny Conference on Community Development, 1978-1980.


Nowack, George Paul was born on July 18, 1948 in Pittsburgh. Son of George C. Nowack and Eleanor (Finster) Nowack-Pazzula.


Bachelor of Science in Education, Duquesne University, 1970. Postgrad. in English, Trenton State University, 1973. Postgrad. in Reading, Duquesne University, 1976. Postgrad in Psychology, U of Pittsburgh. Pre-med, Virginia Union Univ. Pre-Med, Univ of Dayton.


Teacher drama South River (New Jersey) Board of Education, 1970-1974. Teacher English Pitts Board of Education, since 1974. Co-founder G/C 'Nterprises, Pittsburgh, since 1988.

Co-owner Claydragon Studios. Owner Horsefeathers Carousel Carvings. Participant summer science training program Virginia Union University, 1985.

Academy team leader Pittsburgh Public Schools, 1976—2001, department chairperson language arts, 1983—1986, member monitoring achievement committee, 1979—1987. Coordinator commonwealth classroom Allegheny Middle School, 1987—1990. Coordinator Cooperative Learning Initiative, 2000—2001.

Participant New Futures Extended School Day Program, since 1988.

Carousel Carver, since 1993.

Director: Arts For Everyone

Art Director, Resident Artist, Meadville Medical Center


Coordinator, PA Rt 6 Artisan Trail



  • Other Work

    • Author: Grounds Fee, 1987. Editor: Voices, 1989, Invader News (Award of Excellence 1987-1988), Allegheny Star, 1990-1991.


President zoning hearing board, North Shenango Township, Pennsylvania, 1999-1903, 06-. Board directors South River (New Jersey) Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1971-1974. Associate director William Polk American Red Cross, Pittsburgh, 1975-1979.

Director Allegheny Players, 1990-1991. Coordinator Pittsburgh Public Schools One-Act Play Festival, 1991. Executive secretary Meadville Council on Arts, since 2006.

Director American Traditional Folk Arts Consortium. Member Pennsylvania Scenic Byways Committee, since 2007. Member Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, National Educational Forum, Pittsburgh Federation Teachers, Pennsylvania Association Middle Schools (Outstanding Teacher award 1990-1991, Teacher of Distinction 1999), Brockway Landings Yacht Association (president 1987-1989), National Amusement Park History Association, Conneaut Lake History Society, Sunset Cove Yacht Club (vice president 1990), Kappa Phi Kappa (secretary 1969 Duquesne University 1968-1969, president 1969-1970).


  • Other Interests

    Carving carousel animals.


Married Carolyn Rose Vogel.

George C. Nowack

Eleanor (Finster) Nowack-Pazzula

Carolyn Rose Nowack