Charles Tsiang (MCHS ’62) has shared a message:
“Jaan, our teachers were an enormous part of our MCHS experience. You’ve done so much via Mr. Decarie already but could you expand that by developing a list and trying to contact those still able to respond? Invite them to join the reunion or send their news.”
I have replied:
“I will share your message with the organizing committee, Charles. I will also post a separate item about this topic. It makes sense to make an effort to contact more of the teachers.”
If you can help with getting in touch with MCHS teachers, please let me know.
As part of my research for the MCHS 2015 Reunion, I often speak with people that I meet about other high school reunions they have attended. One message that I’ve picked up, from that research, is that students find it truly a treat to meet a teacher at such an event.
Often, people have been in touch with many of their fellow classmates already, and know all kinds of stories as told by students. But they would not have heard many stories by teachers, in which teachers share their recollection and insights from many years ago. For that reason, people especially love to talk with teachers, when teachers attend a high school reunion.