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, […]

Ms. Annie Sterns

Annie Sterns stood 6′ 6″ and weighed 200 lbs. but she didn’t work in a mine, she was grade school principal when I was in school. She taught my father, my brothers and my sister. She carried a rolled up Life magazine and when we got out of line, she put us back in line. […]

Mrs. Doris Swafford

Mrs. Swafford was my 5th grade teacher at East Brainerd Elementary. She was by far the sweetest and one of the most caring teachers I ever had. I fell behind in math and thought I was going to have to go to summer school, instead of having my summer ruined, she came up with the […]