Mr. Thompson — Brookville Area High School — Brookville, PA

Mr. Thompson is who made me want to be a teacher, and yet, he is also the one who made me understand how the teaching profession has evolved into something less than desirable. Although primarily our high school’s physics teacher, I had Mr. Thompson for 11th grade pre-calculus. It wasn’t that Mr. Thompson used innovative […]

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. […]

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. Victor Durrington

Dear family of Victor Durrington: I am writing to express my sympathy to you for the recent death of your loved one. I knew Mr. Durrington briefly during the 1954-55 academic year when he taught in the Republic, Missouri, High School. I was a freshman in high school at that time, and enrolled in a […]