William John Switala, American Director secondary education, consultant.
Switala, William John was born on March 30, 1939 in Pittsburgh. Son of William and Victoria (Zastawny) Switala.
Bachelor, St. Vincent College, 1963;
Master of Arts, Duquesne U., 1968;
Doctor of Philosophy, U. Pittsburgh, 1977.
Teacher, Diocese of Pittsburgh, 1965-1966;
teacher, Bethel Pk. (Pennsylvania) School District, 1967-1980;
administrator, Bethel Pk. (Pennsylvania) School District, since 1980.
Adjunct instructor Pennsylvania State University, McKeesport, 1970-1977, U. Pittsburgh, 1972-1978, Duquesne U., since 1988. Workshop presenter California University of Pennsylvania, since 1988. Member task force on Pennsylvania history Pennsylvania Department Education, Harrisburg, 1982-1983, 88-89.
Member education committee Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh, since 1981, History Society of Western Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, since 1987.
Troop committee chairperson Boy Scouts American Troop 338, Pittsburgh, since 1989. Member Pennsylvania Council for the Social Studies (vice president 1988-1989, president 1990-1991), National Council for the Social Studies, Western Pennsylvania Council for the Social Studies, World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh (president 1985-1986, Donald E. Farr award 1987), Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
Avocations: bird watching, playing in a Medieval consort.
Married Suzanne Norton, August 13, 1966. Children: Kristin, Michelle, William Junior, Kevin, John, Brian, Michael.