The BACC Rag will repost an old article or interview (from our archive of almost a thousand stories!) each Thursday to help share great stories from the past that would still resound today.
Bill Stroud walks the halls of BSGE with the swagger of a man come home. He’s stopped every few feet by people excited to see him, much like Nick Jones walking through a horde of love struck tweens. After a quick conversation about his two sons, Bill moves on to the next colleague desperate for a “hello.”
“[I’m] undeserving of the attention I get,” the founder and former principal of BSGE humbly admits. BSGE however, doesn’t agree. “If it wasn’t for Bill you and I wouldn’t be having this conversation,” college counselor and community organizer, Peter Wilson rightfully notes.
And not only former colleagues idolize Bill. When asked what she thinks of him, senior Monae Dudley, who still remembers the school’s early days at Wagner High, says, “I love Bill, [he] was the greatest.” Monae adds, “His dream was