Some teachers - and students - you never forget

Full story: Newsday 6
It reads, almost, like a poem: "The only teacher that can climb a tree; the only teacher that can teach like no other teacher can; the only teacher who can let a student stay after school for fun ... the only ... Read more

Winter Haven, FL

#1 Jul 7, 2008
You did not change over the 34 years. You were a treasure for me and our students in the Focus Program You played a special role in bringing success to a good number of students who would have been left by the roadside.You have done a lot of good in your life and knowing you, you will continue. God bless. Jack and Peg


#2 Jul 14, 2008
Dear Kathleen Leahy,
Congratulations on your retirement .I had met you many years ago when my children attended Longwood. I had spoke to you about your Father He was the principal at Bicycle Path in Selden & You were in one or two of my classes. The apple does not fall far from the tree. He was a great man .He made school fun !! I remember he was in some of the school plays . What a talented man. All these years have passed & Only today I learn That my cousin Dennis had a connection to you . What a small world. I wish you all the best.
Regina Skidmore
Ed OConnor

West Islip, NY

#3 Sep 21, 2008
Wow, I was just browsing the internet and came across the article in Newsday about your retirement. Congratulations! You deserve it. You were a tremendous impact on my life. You alway gave me a second chance even when I did not deserve it. Jack (I still get a kick out of calling him that) was right in saying what a treasure you were to the Focus program. I learned so much from your classes that stay with me till this day and not just educational but in life as well. I have never forgotten your support. You always carried yourself with class and grace. I just wanted to take this moment and say 'Thank You' for all you did for me. Good luck to you in the future. I will always have a warm place in my heart for you.
Bill cahill

Lakeland, FL

#5 Aug 8, 2010
Wow! What an altercation i had with u in 1990! RIP Jack, for you to me will never be forgotten, i spoke to u in 2003 when I found u listed in florida! You remembered the incedent well because you never thought i would graduate let alone graduate and join the marine corps! But i stuck it out and you told ya me i was a dark child full of light then! "Time heals all wounds" I told you! and "although our incedent was huge in longwood back then! Time healed the wound and you did what you had to at a time when racial tensions where very high in a messed up school but I survived it, and survived it well!" I wished you well in ur retirement and wished me well in life! R.I.P. Jack Fugel"WAAaANG" and i mean that now as a term of endearment!

Bronx, NY

#6 Aug 9, 2010
Now Longwood schools be full of crazy youths who worship Obama,Martin Luther and Malcolm X and Ebonics be spoken and taught yo!

“Lovely year for a Guinness”

Since: Dec 07

Daytona Beach

#7 Aug 9, 2010
Dear Debra Lafave,

We need more teachers like you, wish you were around when I was in H.S.

thank you for all your work


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