This year it will be five years since a Hall of Fame teacher came back from retirement for a special tribute. I share this story and poem again because April is National Poetry Month. By the way, this teacher is still doing just fine. Be sure to click on “View original post” at the bottom to head over to SERENDIPITY for the rest of the story and the poem.
SERENDIPITY: SEEKING INTELLIGENT LIFE ON EARTH
A Hall of Fame Teacher
There are a lot of dedicated teachers. Many find a good school and stay with it for decades. Most of us can recall a teacher like this. The fortunate ones will encounter several as they go through school. I had such a teacher.
It is rare that over 20 years after a teacher retires, her legacy lives on. At my parish and high school, current administrators frequently hear from alumni the stories of a teacher they never met. “Mrs. Kittler was the best teacher I ever had,” many remark. The praises have not stopped long after the teacher retired and moved away.
Photo Credit: St. Benedict HS archive
Laurette Kittler started out with a brief foray into acting and seemed to have a promising future. She decided to follow another passion however, and went into teaching. In the spring of 1959, St. Benedict High School asked her…
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