As we present our "Teacher of the Month" award on CHAB today I got to thinking about some of the special teachers I had over the years.
There are a number of them I could have nominated for "Teacher of the Month". I still stop and talk to several of my high school teachers in the community.
Perhaps the "best" teacher I ever had taught English at King George School. I was in her class when I was in grade 7. She wasn't the most popular teacher. There was to be no disruption or shenanigans in her class. If there was, you were done - kicked out. No questions. She was a consummate professional. She was there to teach and we were there to learn.
It was in high school when I realized what a good teacher she was. Most of the kids from the other elementary schools were trying to grasp high school English and grammar. The kids from King George were a step ahead.
She was strict and she demanded discipline. Her classes were very challenging - difficult at times. I think she knew many of us would look back and be grateful.