Mrs. June Dirks – Southeast High School – Wichita, KS

There was this teacher, when I was a high school senior, who took writing and literature seriously. She frequently mentioned titles of literary fiction she was reading—titles that went onto my own reading list. One day another English teacher told me that I couldn’t use the word “humongous” because it didn’t exist. I asked Mrs. […]

Ms. Beverly Goodwin

There was this teacher, her name was Beverly Goodwin. She was my mom. I can’t remember what elementary school she taught at in Wichita, Kansas. But I can remember this: on several separate occasions, we had students of hers, suffering from difficult home situations, spend nights- sometimes WEEKS at our home in the guest bedroom, […]

Mr. Tom Frye

Tom was not only an exceptional drama teacher at Southeast, providing both the history of theater and the dramatic arts, but also developing fine actors and technical pre-professionals as well. Several of my classmates went on to become both professional actors and technicians in the media of film, stage and television. He taught discipline, never […]

Mr. Moore

8th grade Civics Some days we would come into class and take 3 pages of notes and the next day the desks were pushed back and we learned the Bus Stop. We bought cars, got married, filled out job applications and visited a mortuary. I remembered most of Government in High School, thanks to him!! […]