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English at UAHS from 1969-2000.
coming to UA in 1962, I taught one year in
Parma, OH. At Hastings I taught 7th grade
English throughout my career, first as a CORE
teacher, and then as a House Teacher.
first year of teaching at UA High School was
1970-71. I taught in-class Drivers Education,
Physical Education and Health for 27 years
and retired in (1997). I was the UA Bears
football trainer 73-75, was assistant
boys basketball coach 71-73, head
baseball 76-78, head softball
88-90, and head girls basketball
coach 77-97. There were many fond
memories and great teams, but the most outstanding
year was in 1988 when the girls won
the Ohio High School Girls Basketball
State Championship. Assistant coaches that
year were two past Golden Bears players, Michelle
LaLonde and Pat Price. Retirement has provided
time to catch up on my golf and tennis games,
as well as all those things I didnt
have time to do around the house. Four grandchildren
keep us busy as well. As most retirees will
say, I dont know how I had time
to work, is certainly true.
I retired in 1995 after 36 years in UA. I
began in 1959 at Jones, where I taught history
and Core (remember Core?) for nine years.
At UAHS I was a counselor for 27 years. With
Mr. Hal Anderson, I now publish "Inner
Calm," a quarterly newsletter.
in 2008, Mr. Blevins was Director of Bands
at the high school from 1980-1999. and was
head marching band director until 1992. He
also coached the UAHS girls' golf team from
1993-2003. Mr. Blevins currently teach in
seven schools, including four elementary schools,
where he starts fifth graders on wind and
percussion instruments. He also helps with
the sixth grade bands at Jones and Hastings
and he also teaches class guitar at the high
taught at UAHS from 1968 to 1997 after 4 years
at Kenton Junior High in Kenton, Ohio. At
UAHS I taught psychology, economics, U.S.
history, U.S. government and a number of other
subjects. I was also Director of Driver Education
for a number of years. Since retirement, I
returned to teach government for just over
a semester and substituted a number of times
as a guidance counselor. Currently, I am a
real estate agent for Ross Realtors in Hilliard.
It is always good to run into former students
and to get e-mail from them.
Resource Room at Barrington and Tremont Elementary
7th & 8th grade math at Jones in 71-72,
earth science in 72-73, physical science through
83, all at Jones. Physical science, physics,
rehab. aftercare 83-96 at UAHS.
From 1978-1981 I taught 6th grade at Barrington;
those were great years! I "retired"
to raise our two sons; after my teaching days,
I wrote a grammar handbook and discovered
web design, which is now my vocation. I've
done several UA-related sites, which can be
accessed at DesigningforYOU.com
and Physical Science Teacher/ Assistant Principal
at Upper Arlington HIgh School from 1992-2005.
Currently serving at the district office as
the Executive Director of Business Services.
taught at Burbank (6th Gr; Phys. Ed); Windermere
(4th, 5th, Library Media Specialist); Barrington
(3rd, 4th, Elementary Instruction Specialist);
District (Technology Teacher Leader; Director
of Educational Technology). It is gratifying
to see many of the students who I taught years
ago during so well in their careers today
--- some of them now teaching in UA.
Margaret Barnett (Johnson)
taught at Tremont 1967-1972 Have taught 19
years in kindergarten and pre-kindergarten.
Am now substitute teacher grades pre-k through
American History at Jones from 1963 to 1972
and history and government at UAHS until
retiring in 1990. As of May 2008, I am fully
retired and spend my time reading and studying
my Scottish heritage and genealogy. I have
a famous relative, Rachel Carson. Her Grandfather
MacLean and my G/G Grandfather, Lachlen
MacLean were brothers. I married Mary Ellen
Morgan (UAHS '62) and we live in UA on Wickford
Road with our two male Wire Fox Terriers,
James & Bert, and Rosie and Matilda,
our two female Jack Russell Terriers. "God
loves a Terrier" from Best in Show.
We have traveled to Italy, Switzerland and
France (1992), then to Hong Kong and SE
Asia (1996), and Wales, Scotland and England(2003).
Mary Ellen and I are board members of the
Welsh Society of Central Ohio, along with
Dave Shelby and Evan Jones (UA '69). We
also sing in the Columbus Welsh Singing
Society and many of our songs are sung in
Welsh. We have twelve grandchildren between
us and our first great grandson arrived
June 29, 2008.
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in the subject line. "UA Alum"
works fine. Thank you!
Language Arts/Journalism, 1993-current.
I have taught Journalism I, II, and III-Arl,
Freshman Lit and Comp, Brit Lit/Int Comp,
Bible as Lit, and American Studies Adjusted.
I served as the Arlingtonian adviser
for six years (1993-1999). I have fond memories
of working late and having fun with the
students on Late Layout Nights as well as
traveling to National Conventions and other
Arlingtonian events. I also had the
distinct pleasure of seeing so many talented
students receive scores of awards from various
journalism associations. It was a true honor
to see three different staffs earn the National
Pacemaker award, the "Pulitzer Prize
of High School Journalism."
my wife and I desired to start a family,
I made the hard decision to resign from
the newsmagazine. We went to China to adopt
a little girl and received what the Chinese
call "double happiness." I carried
Leah Xia home in my arms and my wife carried
Lauren Renae in her womb! I have continued
to teach Language Arts, largely to the freshmen
since they are my passion. For the past
several years, I have also served as the
Freshman Literature and Composition Grade
Latin, Mythology, Etymology, 10th & 12th
grade English at UAHS from 1968-1998. In addition
to the above courses, I was Director of Student
Activities for about 8 years (from about 1978-1986).
Like many others, I also became interested
in technology and its application to the curriculum.
I continue to work with instructional technology
in a variety of ways and in different areas,
and I am taking coursework in information/instructional
tech also. I am still the announcer for many
of the Golden Bear athletic teams and for
some of the district, regional, and state
tournaments held each year by the Ohio High
School Athletic Association. To all of my
former students, best wishes, and thank you
for contributing to my many wonderful memories
have been a teacher in Upper Arlington since
1978; I currently am the E.I.S. teacher at
Greensview Elementary School.
With almost 36 years of experience, I retired
from public school teaching in June 2002.
While with Upper Arlington City Schools, I
taught at Burbank Elementary School, Barrington
Elementary School, and Jones Middle School
and was the UA Schools District Coordinator
for the 8th Grade Washington, DC Trip. I am
currently working with Graduate students in
the Bachelor's Plus Program at the Columbus
Center of Ashland University. I always enjoy
hearing from former students.
American History and Government at UAHS from
1961-65 and entered the world of college textbooks
from 1965-1995. Now
retired, I am sataying busy with trips to
various historial areas in the USA (favorite
is Williamsburg, VA) and the American West.
This travel is complimented by trips to Wales,
Scotland, England, Paris, Munich, and related
areas associated with WWII. From time to time
I do take advantage of course at Ohio State
viz "Program 60." And, naturally,
my exercise program at the McConnell Center.
Most recent "honor" was being acknowledged
by Tom Wheeler (UA-62 ?) in his latest book.
I am thankful for the Internet, as this has
enabled any number of former UA students to
locate and communicate with "Mr. G."
anyone who has S-gauge American Flyer train
sets, locomotives, cars, etc. seeking a "good
home," please contact me.
teaching art for 14 years, I moved to the
Language Arts Department. I am now teaching
12th grade Humanities and loving it!
French 2, 3, 4, and 5 at Upper Arlington High
School from 1963 to 1971. Taught at Oklahoma
State University, 1971-1973; Odessa High School,
1973-1997, 2001- 2003 (retired); Odessa College,
1977-2000; University of Texas of the Permian
Language Arts/Journalism, 1999-current. Adviser
of the Arlingtonian newsmagazine and
the Norwester yearbook.
taught history and government at Upper Arlington
High School from 1971 to 1974, after which
I attended law school in Washington, D.C.
I was admitted to the New Hampshire bar in
1977 and spent my first year after graduating
from law school as the law clerk for the Chief
Justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court.
I then entered private practice in Manchester,
NH, where I still work today. My practice
involves representing automobile, truck and
motorcycle dealers in franchise disputes,
including litigation, with the manufacturers.
I taught kindergarten at Burbank Elementary
School for five years before it closed. I
then began teaching second grade at Greensview
Elementary School. I retired from teaching
after 31 years. I am now enjoying spending
time with my husband, taking our dog Miss
Maggie Rose for long walks, and of course,
reading, reading, reading! I would love to
hear from former students!
teach seventh grade life science at Jones
Middle School in the informal program. Have
been teaching for 11 years and the past six
and school: English--Hastings; English and
Journalism---UAHS. I have great memories of
my teaching years in UA---great students and
great Colleagues! I left in 1982, raised three
wonderful children, and currently have my
own photo and video business in Columbus.
taught 23 years, 18 at my beloved Tremont,
and also Jones and Hastings. I also coached
football and track. I am presently beginning
my thirty- fourth year of teaching/coaching
with the Columbus City Schools (Dupes understands,
HA!). Truly a Renaissance experience, proud
and greatly challenged to work in the inner
city (Dig, Cleveland and Chittenden or Parsons
Ave.). It's all good. Ive been a first year
teacher twice. Wonderful Ooh Ahh memories,
particularly being involved in the Whole Language
revolution at UA, and certainly coaching football
and track. Passion is powerful. Love to all
my people! John Kingsboro (aka "White
taught from 1980-2000 at UAHS, Jones and Barrington
as an Intervention Specialist in a small group
setting and did collaboration in Algebra and
Gateway. Am enjoying spending time with my
family and pursuing my hobbies.
Arts & Reading at Jones Middle School.
taught Language Arts, Speech, and Journalism
at the high school from 1979-2004, when I
retired. After a year of traveling and relaxing,
I returned to UA as a part-time writing intervention
specialist, a position I really like. Leaves
me lots of time to meet friends for lunch,
work out, or just kick back and read--No papers
to grade, either!. In 1997, Randy Pfeiffer
(also a UA teacher) and I got married, so
I now have two wonderful step-daughters, along
with an adorable Sheltie puppette and a six-month
old Maine Coon kitty. Several years ago Randy
and I bought a summer place on Pelee Island
on Lake Erie. We have all the necessities
of life: killer sunsets, a winery and vineyards
next door, a kickass garden, our own beach,
and a famous author down the road--Margaret
Atwood! (I still have heart palpitations when
we talk.) Randy and I live in German Village
most of the time but escape to serenity during
the summers. For those of you who knew Randy,
he retired in 2000 from the high school (Language
Arts and track coach) and now works part-time
for the New Albany Schools as assessment coordinator.
In retirement, he started making jewerly out
of the sea glass that washes up on our beach
on Pelee, and he is now in three galleries.
The guy is still obsessed with music, and
our CD collection is forever burgeoning. Last
summer he wrote and recorded a reggae tune
under the name R, Mon and the Peleebians.
You can hear it in the bars on Pelee. Just
think of us as two baby boomers with arrested
development. We are having lots o' fun! We
would love to hear from any of you out there.
I taught English from 1972-96. I taught English
9, Brit Lit, Brit Lit Honors, Brit Lit Adjusted,
American Lit, 20th Century Novel, 20th Century
Poetry, 20th Century Short Story, Etymology,
Reading for Profit and Pleasure. I also coached
the In The Know team and the Academic Decathlon
team. I retired in 1996 and spent 5 years
as a toy rep for a number of major manufacturers,
but missed teaching. In 2001, I picked it
back up at Columbus State Community College
where I have taught Composition 101, Composition
111, Business Grammar 101. I have a cottage
at Buckeye Lake, a condo in Columbus and a
winter getaway in Tucson AZ. Life is very
good. Would be delighted to hear from former
PE/AD at Windermere, Wickliffe, Tremont
started teaching health and physical education
at Hastings Junior High (now Middle School)
in 1966. In 1971, I moved to the high school
where I was in charge of the sophomore attendance
and taught health and physical education.
I continued as the Director of Attendance
until 1987, when I taught health and physical
education full-time. I retired from teaching
in 1998. In addition to teaching in the
Upper Arlington system for 32 years, I coached
football at Hastings and the high school
for all of those 32 years. I also coached
basketball, baseball, track and wrestling
at Hastings. At Upper Arlington High School,
in addition to coaching football, I was
the head wrestling coach, and an assistant
varsity baseball coach from 1989-1996. We
were AAA state runners-up in 1989 and the
AAA state baseball champions in 1990. I
have returned to the high school as a building
sub where I have had many second generation
students in class. In the summer, I am assisting
my son Todd (1991) coach the American Legion
In January,2015, I was inducted into the
second class of The Upper Arlington High
School Baseball Hall Of Fame. I still work
with the high school baseball team. I am
no longer substitute teaching.
began teaching at Hastings Middle School after
graduating from Bowling Green State University
in 1969. During my tenure in the Upper Arlington
School System I coached basketball and softball
for 16 years, volleyball for 6, was the GAA
advisor for 16 years, and cheerleading advisor
for a year. In addition to coaching/teaching
I was nominated for Who's Who Among America's
Teachers in 1996 and 1997. The best part of
my teaching experience was seeing the students
excel both academically and physically and
watching them grow into young adults that
we could all be proud of. It's a pleasure
to be involved with those who will become
fellow alums. I wouldn't have traded my teaching
experiences for any other profession, and
it was a sincere pleasure to be involved with
the best school system in the United States.
We all should be proud of the accomplishments
of those who followed us as graduates of Upper
taught at UAHS from 1965 to 1988, and I would
be curious about the futures of former students.
taught French and Spanish from 1967-1973 at
the junior highs and the high school. Spent
the next 25 years working around the world
(Japan, Brazil, Kuwait, France, Saudi Arabia,
Tunisia) facilitating corporate training seminars
in cross-cultural understanding.. Presently
working for American Airlines in Ft Lauderdale,
Shelby worked in the UA School system from
1953-1984. From 1969-1972, he was principal
of Jones Junior High School and then from
1972-1984, he served as principal of the high
school. Now retired, Dave is active in the
community and also serves as a Trustee of
Arlington Education Foundation.
retired from UA Schools in 2003 after 36 years
in education. I spent 27 of those years teaching
Spanish, first at UAHS and then (after my
kids were born) at Jones and Hastings. I spent
the last nine years of my career as the Jones
Assistant Principal --a job I thoroughly enjoyed,
but not as much as teaching. As a retiree,
I am enjoying spending time with our two grandchildren
, My husband and I have done some traveling,
too. I also volunteer with the Olentangy Schools
(I've lived in Powell for many years) as a
Spanish translator for parent-teacher conferences,
IEPs and registration with families of limited
English proficiency. It keeps my Spanish skills
sharp, helps the teachers and keeps me in
the school environment, which I love. It's
a very rewarding experience.
sixth and eighth grade science at Hastings
taught self-contained 6th grade elementary
school at Barrington from 1979-83. I taught
at Jones Middle School starting with 7th/8th
grade math classes, then 7th/8th math/science
classes; and, finally 8th grade science classes.
My wife, Susan, and I pioneered the Lake Erie
Trip and had approximately 420 students attend
this trip. I am now an electrical contractor
with my own business.
I taught Earth Science at Hastings Junior
High School 1975-1980 and Life, Physical,
and mostly Earth Science at Jones Junior High/Middle
School 1980-2000. I am presently writing middle
school science textbooks for Glencoe/McGraw
Hill Publishing Company. I'd love to hear
from my former students.
taught Industrial Arts, coached both Basketball
and Golf, and was a Counselor/College Counselor
at UAHS from 1961 until 1992. You, the "Golden
Bear" students (now alumni), made it
a great place to be each and every day! I
still bleed "Black and Gold!" Thanks
for all the great memories!
of 2012, I am finishing my 38th year of
teaching, my 26th at UAHS. I have taught
most of the courses we have offered, my
favorites being AP American Studies with
the late Marie Blake as well as Freshman
Literature and Composition. In 2008, I began
the Poetry Out Loud competition at UAHS,
and each year we have greater interest among
the students. In 2010, To Kill a Mockingbird
celebrated its 50th year since publication.
Dr. Susan Yutzey, Library Media Specialist,
and I coordinated a three-day celebration
culminating with Mary McDonagh Murphy who
presented snippets from her documentary,
"Hey, Boo: Harper Lee & To Kill
Haddad and I will start looking in earnest
this summer (2012) for students who won
or were runner-ups for the Matt McCoy award.
Next year will be the 25th for presenting
this honor. We hope to have as many who
can to come back in mid to late May, 2013,
for a celebration. If you were so honored,
or know someone who was, please have her
or him contact Ms. Haddad or me. We will
have details late next fall.
yes, I still show "that scene"
from Teachers on the last day of school.
taught Industrial Arts, Driver's Education
& DCT at Hastings, Jones & UAHS from
1963 - 1993.
taught at Hastings from 1965-1997. I taught
Core for several years, English for 7, World
History for 1 and 8th grade American History
for 25 years. I am retired, but I substitute
teach in the Arlington schools.
graduated from UAHS in'63, went to Ohio State,
and then spent the next thirty years from
1967-97 teaching at Barrington Elementary.
I taught grades one through five and loved
every minute of it. I'd love to hear from
"old" friends, teachers, and students.
have been in charge of technology and the
computer lab at Tremont Elementary from 1986-2000.