Mr. Bruce Heatwole
Mr. Bruce Heatwole

Mr. Bruce Heatwole


I am a native of Glendale, and have lived here all of my life.  I graduated from Glendale Grammar School (now Landmark School), and moved on to Glendale High School, graduating in 1955, my parents and other relatives also graduated from GHS.  From there, I graduated from Phoenix College with an Associate’s Degree, then on to Arizona State University to get my Bachelor’s Degree in Education—I was in the first class to graduate as ASU.  I used my summers to complete a Master’s Degree at Arizona State College at Flagstaff, now known as Northern Arizona University.
 
I began teaching at Glendale High as a student teacher in 1958, and then joined the faculty in 1959, the beginning of 31 great years.  I taught business subjects, and served as Principal of Glendale High School for five years commencing with the 1972-73 school year.  These years were the highlight of my educational career.  My grandfather, Harry  Renick, also taught business subjects at Glendale High for 25 years.  Some of the classes I taught were in the same rooms where he taught.  I received my Community College Certificate in 1964, became an adjunct instructor at Glendale Community College and am still teaching a class there today.
 
I got involved in local politics in 1966 and was elected to the Glendale Elementary School Board and served 81/2 years; in 1976, I was elected to the Glendale City Council and served for 12 years, eight as vice mayor.
 
I am and always will be a proud member of the Glendale High School family!