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Remembering Cap Lavin

Publication: Marin Independent Journal
Date: February 10, 2013

Summary: In 1974, Albert "Cap" Lavin, the legendary University of San Francisco basketball great and high school English teacher from Marin County, co-founded the Bay Area Writing Project at the University of California, Berkeley. Lavin was an outstanding teacher of writing and a visionary in his understanding of teacher-leaders.


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Albert 'Cap' Lavin, a beloved Marin English teacher who touched the lives of thousands of children here, died this weekend. He was 82. . . .

A former English teacher who taught generations of children, authored 19 books and co-founded the Bay Area Writing Project at the University of California at Berkeley, Mr. Lavin is survived by his wife, Mary, and six children, Rachel, John, Mark, Ken, Suzanne and Steve, and grandchildren as well. . . .

A fellow educator had the highest praise for Mr. Lavin.

"Cap was an innovative and outstanding teacher of writing at Drake High School in San Anselmo and also a visionary, not only in the teaching of writing, but his understanding of the potential for teachers to be leaders," said Carol Tateishi of Kentfield. Tateishi is the retired director of the Bay Area Writing Project.

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