Mr Reel was an excellent teacher because he started a lifelong interest in US history for me. I still remember when he let us pick a president to write a report on and I picked Teddy Roosevelt. Interesting how much I admired him, yet I was not a good student. At one point I was getting a D in his class and he took me aside and showed me real concern -- one of the only teachers to do so. One of the absolute best. I'll never forget him and will try to use his example of making history fascinating and inspirational with my own children.
June 14, 2013 at 4:53 p.m.