Who were the best teachers at MHS (19...

Who were the best teachers at MHS (1950-1970)?

Created by sueanne on Jan 27, 2009

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Betty Chappell

Angeline White

Elizabeth Paluso

Ellen Burgess

Lewanna Sanders

Dorothy Bailey

Aileen Amburgey

Fannie Waller

Willa Zones

Laura Hinchman

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better because of them

Tarboro, NC

#1 Jan 27, 2009
Fannie Waller.....for actually teaching me stuff and enjoying learning at the same time!

Sharon Woods ...... What can I say? I love that woman!

Bob Dean ......... Love and Miss him! He cared!

Jimmy J ...... For making me jump record heights when he would slam that ruler down!

Sort of makes me sad that my kids won't have any of these great people.
Class 0f 76

Charleston, WV

#2 Jan 27, 2009
I remember all these teachers.

Mrs.Sanders could hold your attention. She made "The Raven" so interesting.

Miss. White was a sweetheart. She cared for her students.

Mr. Dean was just unforgetable, year later he still remember me.

sueanne

Huntington, WV

#3 Jan 27, 2009
I had all of the teachers listed and I felt all of them were great and cared about the students, except for Mrs. Bailey and Ms. Waller. Those two did not put themselves down to the students level.
llg

Huntington, WV

#4 Jan 27, 2009
someone should do a poll for the men teachers from these same two decades
Class of 1976

Great Cacapon, WV

#5 Jan 31, 2009
I liked them all except Fannie Waller and Willa Zorns,they never seemed to have cared like the others did.
alumni

Charleston, WV

#6 Mar 7, 2009
I also had all of them and really liked Mrs. Sanders. I guess the ones that are gone are White, Sanders, Paluso and Amburgey
dang

Clovis, NM

#7 Mar 8, 2009
Frank Drenner, he ad a calm down to earth approach. Kept me laughing. I love and miss him dearly.
Good ole Days

College Station, TX

#8 Mar 13, 2009
I only had two of the above teachers and I loved
both. Betty Chappell and Mrs.Bailey. They were
hard but you could talk to them about anything.
I think of the two, I have to choose Mrs.Bailey.
Guess what, I never made a good grade in her
class and I had her for three years. She had
even given me a D+++++ once to keep from failing
me, because I never missed a single day in 3 yrs.
She would be semi-proud of me now,I can spell, at
least a little.haha By the way I had her in the
late 60's and 1970.
Sugarplum

United States

#9 Mar 14, 2009
Fannie Waller did care and she was a wonderful educator. I learned more from her than any other teacher I had in high school. She was serious, but she could be a lot of fun too. A bunch of us were nerds and went to school during a long bus strike (hardly anyone went except us). She let us play 20,000 Pyramid and gave us extra credit. We had so much fun. We also made cheese biscuits every morning with Mrs. Zornes. Ms. Waller teased me about that for years after. Any time I have seen her she always speaks to me and is very cordial. I really admire her both as a teacher and as a person.
Just Me

Lansdale, PA

#10 Mar 14, 2009
better because of them wrote:
Fannie Waller.....for actually teaching me stuff and enjoying learning at the same time!
Sharon Woods ...... What can I say? I love that woman!
Bob Dean ......... Love and Miss him! He cared!
Jimmy J ...... For making me jump record heights when he would slam that ruler down!
Sort of makes me sad that my kids won't have any of these great people.
Some more are Miss Fullerton, Miss Eye, Mr. Preston, Mr. Hatfield, Miss Lamb.

Since: Sep 08

Forest City, NC

#11 Mar 16, 2009
Moved away and didn't attend MHS, but at MJHS.. Mrs. Thomas was the absolute best English teacher (1961-62) there ever was!Quite a lady!
pda

Charleston, WV

#12 Mar 22, 2009
I went to school there in the late 60's and the majority of teachers were really great and cared about the kids. I know times have changed, but I am glad I went to school then, we had a lot of fun.
csbj

Charleston, WV

#13 Mar 23, 2009
I had all of them and my favorite was Mrs. Sanders. She made english lit come alive for everyone in the room. She always had the low sections; but always got the subject across to everyone. She was a class act.
alumni

Charleston, WV

#14 Mar 24, 2009
I didn't have all of them, but some of them were our class sponsors. Ms. White and Mrs. Paluso were always at any of our events, always helpful and never put anyone down. They made us feel like part of the family.
Man Brat

Gilbert, WV

#15 Mar 24, 2009
BrandywineMama wrote:
Moved away and didn't attend MHS, but at MJHS.. Mrs. Thomas was the absolute best English teacher (1961-62) there ever was!Quite a lady!
Mrs Stepp was the shit....LOL
kyle

Charleston, WV

#16 Mar 30, 2009
I had most of them when I went to school there in the 1950's. Mrs. Paluso was a White then, Honey's sister. It was a pleasant experience back then, we didn't have all the issues that are going on now.
janice

Charleston, WV

#17 Apr 2, 2009
Mrs. Paluso taught me typing and was a great teacher. She was nice and kind to everyone and we all respected her. I have been a secretary for many years and have used what she taught me for almost 3o years.
janices daddy

Charleston, WV

#18 Apr 4, 2009
A few of the ones listed even taught me. Elizabeth Paluso (White back then) taught typing and her sister taught social studies Mrs Burgess and Miss Hinchman taught English. They were great teachers. The only loser in the bunch was Mrs. Bailey, whose only purpose was to fail kids and make them feel stupid.
Coal Miners Daughter

Tiptonville, TN

#19 Apr 4, 2009
I had Ms. White and she was very caring. She lived on the corner going into Man at that time.
Another one I liked a lot lived in Man. He taught Civics at that time ( early 60's). His name , I believe was Mr. Queen. I am certain he has passed on now, he was an older gentleman then.
But those were indeed the good old days. I loved school, mainly because the teachers were wonderful and they cared. I remember a guy in our class who was the "class clown". I wonder what ever happened to him, we called him Doc Sauls. I can't remember his real name, seems like it was Tommie Sauls.
Thanks for this topic, it brought back loads of memories.
janices sister

Charleston, WV

#20 Apr 9, 2009
I went to school in the 50's and had most of the teachers listed and many other great one too.
Teachers then were interested in their students and really took pride in our accomplishments.
We enjoyed going to school and they did their best to make sure we wanted to go to school every day.

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