Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Empty Seat That Will Be Impossible To Fill

The last real AP at Packemin HS recently retired.  His departure is a great loss to the school. 

This AP was a real teacher.  He knew his material backwards and forwards and could always be counted on to know the correct answer and the correct way to teach.  He truly was a master teacher. The kids adored him and did well in his class.  He knew how to teach new teachers their craft.  The vacant spot he leaves will be impossible to fill.

This real AP did not get is certification in a weekend class.  He taught for more than 5 minutes before taking the reigns of his department.  Unlike at least one of the other ones, he passed his teaching exam the first time. 

The students at Packemin will be the real ones to suffer.

This administrator worked hard and has earned his well deserved retirement.  I wish him a long, happy, healthy stress free work free life.


Anonymous said...

I could not have said it better myself.

I can honestly say that had I not had this Assistant Principal as a teacher, I have no idea where I would be in life right now. He turned his subject into my favorite subject, inspired me to become a teacher, and taught me so much in the mere year that I was privileged enough to have him.

His daily presence at Packemin will certainly be missed.

Anonymous said...

He was also supervising the area he was trained in, not like someone else who will remain nameless here.

Ms. Tsouris said...

The education world, particularly at Packemin, has lost a dignified person with true leadership and vision; perhaps replacing him with nothing signifies the end of an era in what was a vibrant and spirited educational community. I feel for the teachers who remain in his department; they do not know what to expect now that their inspiring,respected, astute, and ethical leader is gone. Not only was this man an expert in his field, but he also treated the less able students with dignity and care, working with their teachers to ensure that they had maximum opportunity to master the subject with the proper materials and test accommodations. He was a gentleman and a scholar.

Anonymous said...

Last real A/P was a class act in every way. He had a wonderful relationship with both students and teachers and he really listened to what people had to say.
May G-D grant him long life and a happy and healthy retirment.
He truly was and is a master tracher.


Pissedoffteacher said...

Glad to see you around Rita. Hope all is well and you are enjoying your retirement.