It’s Never Too Late to Thank a Teacher

I was not a math whiz, but my high-school teacher figured out ways to make those lessons stick — even thirty-five years later

What was it about my teacher, Mr. Kreps, that made the information stick into my head for so long? More importantly, did I ever thank him?

I did a Google search and I found out that Mr. Kreps had passed away in 2013 after a long, devoted career in education. His obituary mentioned that he had begun his career as a founding school principal. He was credited with “creating the spirit and high expectations for students and staff alike. His qualities of mentorship, high ethical standards, and kindness permeated [the school] during his tenure. He allowed staff and students to challenge themselves in creating a positive educational atmosphere.”



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