Maker . . . Teacher . . . Musician . . . Photographer. Bill Van Loo’s creative approach to life lead him to play an instrumental role in a project-based learning program in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He is currently the lead teacher for elementary engineering at A2 STEAM at Northside, an innovative school integrating learning strategies across disciplines.
Many teachers would tell you they have always dreamed of being in the classroom, but that wasn’t Bill’s path. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Michigan Technological University in Scientific Technical Communication which led him to spend eight years at a startup web development firm in Detroit. Experiences there led him to the classroom at the College for Creative Studies where he realized that teaching was something that interested him. He went on to work through the post-baccalaureate teaching program at Eastern Michigan University (EMU) in the Technology and Design program. Bill is currently three quarters of the way through the Masters of Educational Media and Technology program at EMU.