In a comment at a previous post, Cheryl Vince (MCHS 64) has mentioned her favourite teachers.
I much enjoyed reading the comment – I didn’t know, for example, that Mr. Talbot taught English or that Mrs. Schlutz drove an impressive convertible. I very much like the practice, in the 1960s at Malcolm Campbell High School, of having administrators continuing in a teaching role.
When I was working as a teacher in the Greater Toronto Area in the many decades that followed our high school years, once a teacher became an administrator, that person typically didn’t do any classroom teaching for the rest of her or his career. My sense is that, for many reasons, it’s a great idea for an administrator to continue to teach.
In her comment at a previous post, Cheryl Vince wrote:
My favorite teachers were Mr. Talbot, Principal, for English; Mr. Leroy, Vice-Principal for Latin; Mr. Robert Hill for History; Mr. Lewis for Chemistry; and Mrs. Dunwoodie.
We had a fabulous Czech woman who was one of our PE teachers as well as Mrs. Schultz [actually that was, as noted in the Comments below, Miss Soryl Shulman (later Mrs. Soryl Rosenberg] who impressed us by driving a Jaguar convertible to school.
Any way to get pictures of them up too?
[End of comment]
Here are the pictures, from varied MCHS yearbooks:
When I look at the photos, I think of how much the distinctive personality of each teacher comes across in his or her expression and demeanour. I also note with interest that Mr. Leroy used a fountain pen to sign his name on the copy of the 1962-63 yearbook that I’ve borrowed from Peter Mearns.
It has occasionally been noted that at least some of the teachers at Malcolm Campbell High School in the 1960s were relatively young – in some cases perhaps less than a decade older than the graduating class. If anyone has any updates on any of the teachers, please let us know. It would be great to have some teachers join us at the reunion.