The St. Paul's Schools are pleased to announce the Howard F. Knipp III Endowment at The St. Paul's Schools, established by family and friends of Howard F. "Howdy" Knipp III in honor of his retirement after 25 years teaching Middle School science at St. Paul's School. Reflecting Howdy's lifelong commitment to the environment, the Knipp Fund will support faculty development and student activities in the Middle Schools of both St. Paul's School and St. Paul's School for Girls, with an emphasis on the outdoors and the environment.
Howdy's wife, Paige Knipp, is the History and Social Sciences Department Chair and an Upper School teacher at SPSG. Their three daughters are proud Gator alumnae: Barbara Knipp Burke '08, Natalie Knipp '10, and Norie Knipp '11. In addition, his father, Franklin, was a 1940 graduate of SP.
Howdy joined the SP faculty in 1994 and over the years has taught fifth through eighth grade science and math, has served as the 7th grade Service Learning Chair, Middle School Science Chair, and 7th and 8th grade dean. He also coached soccer, baseball, wrestling, lacrosse and helped launch the robust and successful MS squash program. Beyond teaching and coaching, Howdy has shared with students and colleagues his deep and active commitment to the environment. He was a founding Board member of Lake Roland Park, has served as site coordinator of Project Clean Stream and is an active participant in Chesapeake Bay Foundation trips. He frequently organizes SP service days to remove trash and debris from local streams and the Inner Harbor. He is a past recipient of the Alec Schweizer Award for the Advancement of Teaching and Coaching, the Bower Grant, and the Cathy McAuliffe Environmental Leadership Award.
SPSG congratulates Howdy Knipp on an impactful teaching career, and we look forward to the many ways that both our Middle School faculty and students across the campus will grow and thrive with the support of the Knipp Fund.