William “Bill” Schlepp, of Billings, was named to the University of Montana Western’s 2019 Education Hall of Fame, in recognition of phenomenal dedication to education.
Originally from Conrad, Schlepp graduated with honors from Montana Western in 1975. He received a bachelor’s degree in social science with a minor in physical education and health.
According to a news release from the school, Schlepp has spent 38 years in education as a teacher, coach, athletic director, secondary principal and superintendent in towns throughout Montana including Darby, Harlem, Chester and Roundup. He also spent time in Big Piney, Wyoming. He taught history, social studies and physical education for 28 years.
Schlepp coached football, basketball, track and wrestling from 1975-2003, and was inducted into the Montana Coaches Association in 1999. He was given the Montana High School Association Service Citation Award in 2004 for his remarkable work and dedication to student athletics and activities.
Schlepp currently substitute teaches when possible to stay active in the education community.
The 2019 Education Hall of Fame inductees will be honored at Montana Western’s annual Night of Stars in April.
For more information, including a list of other 2019 Education Hall of Fame inductees, go to www.umwestern.edu.