Who Was Your Favorite?

July 27, 2009 at 10:42 pm 4 comments

So, who was your favorite teacher/administrator/custodian/secretary general employee at Howe and why? Such a mundane question but I bet there are some surprising answers out there. And by the way, did you ever venture into the Teacher’s Lounge?


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  • 1. Janis Gonzalez  |  July 29, 2009 at 12:56 am

    Mr. Bishop I adored! He was so cool.

    Mrs. O’Drain I did not realize how much I loved her until I graduated. She was so hard on me! She also, gave me a sweet graduation card, and sent me a couple of letters while I was in college. I ran into her several years later when my daughters were in high school. I saw her having breakfast with a friend @ Bob Evans. I approached her, asked her if I could introduce her to my daughters. She was splendid! She remembered me! (My daughters were impressed that she remembered my name.) She was so endearing! I was so thrilled that my girls got to meet her. She also had my husband, Sergio, so she was tickled to meet the girls. I later realized that my approaching her and thanking her, made her day as much as she made mine!

    Teachers lounge – once, with Mrs Aman to help carry stuff! It was soo smokey!

  • 2. turleymanhattan  |  August 1, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    I don’t think any one particular person stands out for me. I just know that many of my teachers were top-notch. Just from memory, I’d say all of my History and Math teachers were stellar (McLeish, Fink, Spears, Mitchell, Rhem, Rhode). I think Mr. Meurer raised the self-respect of the band and gave us dreams to reach for that we never would have imagined. Oh, and my drafting teacher Mr. Lewis was really excellent and I loved his dry sense of humor. I had a lot of fun in that class.

  • 3. Jack Boeldt  |  August 5, 2009 at 10:37 am

    Miss O’Drain was tops with most of my generation. She accepted our invitations to speak at most all of our major reunions through our 45th in 2001. I don’t know when she retired from IPS, but I know she went on to teach at the Women’s prison until she died only a few years ago. She does not appear in the 1982 Hilltopper.

    Frank Tout, a Tech grad, started teaching at Howe in 1953 and is still working hard for Howe as alumni advisor and the man who puts the HOWE NOW out to all grads twice a year. That is a 56 year contribution to Howe that must be recognized.

  • 4. Jeff Armstrong  |  March 31, 2010 at 4:09 am

    Mike Lakes, the resource teacher for those of us with a physical disability. That man had tons of patience and had to read every test I ever took at Howe. He had a couple of good assistants. He got me on at the exits of all the rides at Kings Island, no lines, that rocked!


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