2009-03-12 / Letters

Miss Nolan Personified The Best In Teaching

To The Editor,

The March 4 issue of "The News" included an obituary for Fredith Nolan, longtime teacher at Hustontown and Forbes Road high schools. Miss Nolan will forever be remembered by the hundreds and hundreds of students she taught over a career spanning 36 years.

Those students can consider themselves fortunate for having had the opportunity to be taught by such a fine lady. Miss Nolan exemplified all the characteristics of her most noble profession as well as those of her Christian faith. She stood out as one of those rare, good traditional school teachers with exemplary classroom management not fostered by fear, but rather by admiration and esteem. I don't remember a lot of office referrals from Miss Nolan's classroom.

Her professional colleagues, and the staff and administration at Forbes admired and treasured her as well. It was obvious that she loved her field of study and enhanced it by a lot of travel, including a number of trips abroad. She brought her interests, education and experiences to the classroom and communicated them to her students in a manner they appreciated and valued.

God bless Fredith Nolan, the personification of all that is admirable in the teaching profession.

Jim Heroux, Principal (Ret'd.) Forbes Road High School

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