Orphs Honor Dr K

The tributes have begun for beloved Staples English teacher Gerry Kuroghlian.

Near the end of tonight’s Orphenians concert, Alice Lipson — director of the elite choral group — dedicated a song to the retiring instructor.  She thanked him for his unwavering support of the arts throughout his 42-year career.

The song:  The Beatles’ poignant “In My Life.”

Gerry:  We know we’ll never lose affection.   In our life, there is no one compares with you.

Alice Lipson and Gerry Kuroghlian -- 2 special people.

Alice Lipson and Gerry Kuroghlian -- 2 special people.

5 responses to “Orphs Honor Dr K

  1. Steve Rubin

    Few words are worthy:
    Good Man
    Leader
    Tour Guide of the Future
    Maker of People
    Fighter
    And unquestionably…TEACHER
    Thank you my friend.

  2. Anne Hardy

    Shall we just add to Steve’s list?

    Nurturer
    Kid-centric
    Savvy
    Loved
    Mentor

    Hard to imagine SHS without. Our thanks.

  3. Chip Stephens

    Gerry is a Westport Treasure no doubt

    Our class (1973) faculty advisor
    Teacher par excellence
    #1 Staples Athletic supporter
    Always available
    Loved

    Thanks for teaching me, then later my children, thanks for being a friend

  4. When students enthusiastically ask their parents if they met Dr. K. during Staples’ back to school nights, you know that the kids and their teacher have connected. That was my experience with Dr. K. and I am quite sure that I am not alone. Great teachers may not stay in Westport forever but their influence lasts a lifetime. Thanks you, Dr. K.

  5. Dr. K taught me in 9th and 11th grade. He inspired discussions and analysis of books we read in class and books I read on my own that I still bring up in regular conversation today. He was a wonderful teacher and inspiring man. I wish him well in his retirement and hope that he continues to be well and do well.