When Rich Rollins died suddenly in April, generations of Westporters mourned. Nearly 100 former students posted comments on “06880.”
They remembered the middle school teacher-coach’s passion, warmth, humor, sensitivity, care, concern — and ability to make both math and swim practice fun.
There was only one problem: Rich wasn’t around to read the praise.
But plenty of teachers — active and retired — are still alive. So, as the end of the school year nears — remembering Rich Rollins, and many other educators who are gone — “06880” has an idea:
Say nice things about favorite teachers before they’re dead.
Click the “comments” link. Share a memory of an educator who made an impact on your life. Thank him or her.
Think of all the times you’ve remembered Mr. X, or told stories about the unforgettable Ms. Y.
Now’s the time to let them — and the world — know how you feel.
This is one time “telling tales out of school” is the right thing to do.