Estill's Best Educators Past and Present

Estill's Best Educators Past and Present

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“never let 'em see you sweat”

Since: Mar 11

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#1 May 21, 2011
There has been a lot of negative talk about teachers and educators lately, some deserved, some not. I would like to give kudos to the following Estill County educators that contributed something positive to my life and/or the lives of my children (in no particular order other than the one we yelled them out as we were making this list.

Ronald Lutes
Jamie Neal
Danny Click
Ms. Turner (middle school English in 70s)
Ms. Murrey (middle school English current)
Brian McKinney
Randy Sutter
Jeremy Simpson
Danny Wood
Mike Tate
Gregory Horn
Mr. Justice
Ms. Kash (not sure if spelling is correct)
Clarenetta Henderson
Ms. Lantern
Mr. Killian (elementary school science in 70s)
Ms. Gorman (she's gooooood)
Edsel Daniel
The principal that came after Mr Daniel at Estill Springs whose name we cannot remember right now!

“never let 'em see you sweat”

Since: Mar 11

Over the river...

#2 May 21, 2011
Offspring asked me to sign back on and say that they meant Jeff Tate, not Mike Tate, in post #1 above.
Hummer

Ford City, PA

#3 May 22, 2011
Leslie Jones
Ms. Yeager
Joe and Joedy Ohr
Bonnie Henderson
Oleta Lawson
Mabel Reed
Mr. Flege
Virginia Walker
Ms. Hughes (Jeannette)
Joseph Proctor
Mamie Scott
John Hyman Richardson
Carolyn Jackson
Thaddeus Worrells
Many one room school teachers in the 1800s and 1900s who were paid little and had a love for teaching.
Hummer

Ford City, PA

#4 May 22, 2011
I disagree about Ms. Kash. At least as a younger teacher in the 1980s. She was OK for general Math. She wasn't good with Algebra.
Hummer

Ford City, PA

#5 May 22, 2011
I think of the one room school teachers in the 1800s who would ride a horse to the other end of the county for a poorly paid job. Stoke the pot belly stove. Freeze or burn up with no heater or AC. They were used to hard work. Kids loved to work in those days...they didn't have TV, Ipods,cell phones, digital cameras, I phones and other little gadgets to keep them from focusing on work. They were largely ignorant of world affairs except during WW I. Teachers in those days could rip the flesh if a kid misbehaved. Unlike today with ISS, and other minor forms of punishment.
Danny Click

Mount Vernon, KY

#6 May 22, 2011
Danny Click?
kate

Lexington, KY

#7 May 22, 2011
Marilyn McIlwain
Pearl Johnson
Ethel Lee
Randall Christopher
Pam Woolery
Ms. Joiner
Mike Tate
Bob Taylor
Melissa (Galloway) Neal
Cathy Kash
Nelle Williams

“I been hangin' on every word.”

Since: Sep 10

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#8 May 22, 2011
I agree with Mrs. Turner. My mom learned from her the year she started and she taught me the year before she retired the first time.

Ann Miller
Brian McKinney
Pastor David Cook
Cathy Kash
Mr. Lutes
BIG MFR

United States

#9 May 22, 2011
MS niece-HOOVERS WIFE GREAT PERSON

“I been hangin' on every word.”

Since: Sep 10

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#10 May 22, 2011
BIG MFR wrote:
MS niece-HOOVERS WIFE GREAT PERSON
YES. I remember her Algebra class.

I used to annoy her because I would never show my work. So she came over and wrote a really long problem with multiple variables and said, "Pretty soon you'll run into problems like this one, that can't be solved in your head." and I solved it verbally. She paused, said "Mmk, you won't need to show your work." and went back to teaching.

She was an excellent teacher though and really cared about all of her students.

“I been hangin' on every word.”

Since: Sep 10

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#11 May 22, 2011
And don't worry, I'm not bragging; I tend to make mistakes if I write problems down but if done in my head I seem to do a bit better; I guess everyone just learns differently is all.
This is a great list

Irvine, KY

#12 May 22, 2011
Breezebox88 wrote:
There has been a lot of negative talk about teachers and educators lately, some deserved, some not. I would like to give kudos to the following Estill County educators that contributed something positive to my life and/or the lives of my children (in no particular order other than the one we yelled them out as we were making this list.
Ronald Lutes
Jamie Neal
Danny Click
Ms. Turner (middle school English in 70s)
Ms. Murrey (middle school English current)
Brian McKinney
Randy Sutter
Jeremy Simpson
Danny Wood
Mike Tate
Gregory Horn
Mr. Justice
Ms. Kash (not sure if spelling is correct)
Clarenetta Henderson
Ms. Lantern
Mr. Killian (elementary school science in 70s)
Ms. Gorman (she's gooooood)
Edsel Daniel
The principal that came after Mr Daniel at Estill Springs whose name we cannot remember right now!


Mrs. Gorman, I think our county should have done everything possible to keep her teaching in Estill. Principal after Mr. Daniels was Donald Aldridge. Never been in a classroom setting with him, but he was a good principal, a former coworker of mine, and a good friend. I would disagree about Clarenetta Henderson Waters? Nearly everything learned in her classroom back in the day was out of a white box in the back of the room. I can't remember what it was called? Program Reading maybe. Anyway, you learned on your own.
I would add the following to the list:
Mrs. J. Cole
Mr. and Mrs. Beard
Mrs. Kelsey Harris
Mrs. Horn
Ms. Rogers
Mrs. Mays
Mrs. Mary Singleton
Mrs. Floretta Thorpe
Mrs. Charlene Haggard
Mrs. Pat Johnson Miller
Mr. Jesse Abney
Mrs. Nancy Farmer
Mrs. Ann Kissick
Mrs. Reams
Mr. Danny Hwang
Mrs. Shonna Ballard
Mr. Kyle Christopher
Mrs. Kim Fallen
Mrs. Robbins
Some of these are former teachers of mine. Some of these have taught my children. In some cases, they have taught myself and my children. It's nice to see some older names like Mr. and Mrs. Killian and Mrs. Reed on the list. They were true gems. It amazes me how different teaching is today verses back in the day. The state has added so much paperwork to the teachers workload, that it takes away from actual teaching.

“never let 'em see you sweat”

Since: Mar 11

Over the river...

#13 May 22, 2011
Danny Click was a great principal back in the seventies and eighties, in my opinion. He would sit me down when I would get called into the office and say something similar to this... "That is not the way young ladies should act, so I guess you don't want to be a lady. I know you were provoked, but you need to learn to not respond on their level. Come to me next time you have a problem and I will take care of it." I think he really thought he could fix everything; unfortunately many of the provokers still get off scott-free with their shenanigans.
Danny Click

Mount Vernon, KY

#14 May 23, 2011
Students were treated so diffrent.If a students parents were thought to have power in politics and money,they did as they pleased . If a students parents were not influental in the community they got treated like a puppy. Been there saw it.
former student

London, KY

#15 May 23, 2011
I would like to add Faye Strong to the list, she was a great English teacher as well as one of the finest ladies to ever live in Irvine.
Red Shuttle Bus

London, KY

#16 May 23, 2011
kate wrote:
Marilyn McIlwain
Pearl Johnson
Ethel Lee
Randall Christopher
Pam Woolery
Ms. Joiner
Mike Tate
Bob Taylor
Melissa (Galloway) Neal
Cathy Kash
Nelle Williams
Nelle Williams?!? Are you joking? Gawd I hope your joking?
A FLOWER

Zoe, KY

#17 May 23, 2011
Mr. Smith was a great principal.

Ms. Andes
Ms. Higgenbottham (hope I spelled that right)
Melissa Neal
Ms. Burkhart
Ms. Horn

“never let 'em see you sweat”

Since: Mar 11

Over the river...

#18 May 23, 2011
I was so interested in science back when I was in grade school. I was shy and rarely talked in class, but I always knew the answers and would raise my hand every time. One day, after I had answer several of his questions and was still waving my hand, Mr. Killian said to me... "I KNOW you know the answer, but let's give someone else a chance". It made me feel so good that he knew that I knew the answer. Funny how you remember those little things.

A lot of teachers after that squelched my interest in science. Made me learn to type, file, and know what "onion skin paper" was. Girls just were not supposed to be into science back then. Science was a boy thing. Same thing in college. Computer science was for guys, not girls. Good thing I've always fought against doing what I'm "supposed to do". If a teacher does not embrace all their students desires to learn whatever it is that floats their boat... then they're not a good teacher.

And I've wandered off the path again... oops.

“never let 'em see you sweat”

Since: Mar 11

Over the river...

#19 May 23, 2011
I think it was Clarenetta Henderson's first year of solo teaching that I was in her class. She did do that "programmed reading" system, but I was in advanced placement stuff and did "SRA" instead. Funny, I don't even remember what "SRA" was an acronym for anymore. She noticed that I loved to read and she gave me a book once. Other than first grade, all of my teachers before her just ignored me or yelled at me a lot. It was nice to get positive feedback for once.
SRA

Irvine, KY

#20 May 23, 2011
Breezebox88 wrote:
I think it was Clarenetta Henderson's first year of solo teaching that I was in her class. She did do that "programmed reading" system, but I was in advanced placement stuff and did "SRA" instead. Funny, I don't even remember what "SRA" was an acronym for anymore. She noticed that I loved to read and she gave me a book once. Other than first grade, all of my teachers before her just ignored me or yelled at me a lot. It was nice to get positive feedback for once.
You are right. It was called SRA, I could not for the life of me remember what it was called. Maybe someone will remember what it stood for and clue us in.

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