A Tribute to an Extraordinary Teacher

February 24th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

This week I found out about the death of my favorite high school English teacher, Miss Lois Body, at age 96. I’m sure that many of us have had teachers who have made a significant difference in our lives – Miss Body (pronounced bow dee) was one of those amazing people.  I stayed in touch with her over the years visiting her whenever I’d return to Springfield and sent her copies of my GertrudeandAlice children’s stories which she seemed to enjoy.

Springfield High School ( Springfield, Illinois)

I had Miss Body as the teacher of an Advanced Placement English class when I was a senior. The class had only five students some of whom I’ve stayed in touch with over the last forty-four years.  One of them asked that we each write a tribute essay.  Here is mine.

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