I Lost a Teacher

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 98 People

    Never Got to Know Him

    I was supposed to have him in 5th grade.. the first 2 weeks we had some other lessons instead of art stuff (he was the one who teached painting and that stuff).. well then he died I guess and we got another teacher.. It wasn't a big shock.. he was over 50 and drinking all his...
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    Dec 29, 2007

    An Iconic Figure

    So many of us students were touched by Mrs. R, our kindergarten teacher who went on to be the principal of the elementary school in recent years. I was her student in 1985, and my brother was her student in 1991. She was there before we were. She was there after we were...
    PatientRapunzel PatientRapunzel
    31-35, F
    1 Response Feb 21, 2006

    Dr. Pallitroni

    dr  pallitroni was a psychology professor that i met in my freshman year of college. he was teaching abnormal psychology. it was in the south dartmouth university called SMU that is now a UMass college. anyway, this was a strange experience. the class was over a hundred...
    kittten kittten
    46-50, F
    Feb 17, 2008

    My junior year in high school my English teacher

    and track coach committed suicide. It was an immensely difficult time in my life. It has been a long time since then and I have moved on. I wanted to share this so I can support others who may be going through the same thing.
    ScienceTeacher12 ScienceTeacher12
    36-40, F
    1 Response Feb 11, 2014

    1st One

    I’ve been lucky to have some really great teachers when I was in school. I always befriended them and developed long lasting relationships. Well except for Sister Patricia but that’s another story. My kindergarten teachers name was Ms. Ferlita. She was such a kind...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality
    36-40, F
    1 Response Oct 16, 2007

    A Poetic Mystic. My Inspiration.

    This year the world lost an incredible english teacher. I had Ms. Schmitt for the first semester of my junior year in high school. I learned more about passion and literature from her that semester than from any other teacher I've had. I tend to be a perfectionist when I actually...
    WomanReclaimingSelf WomanReclaimingSelf
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 2, 2011

    Because Of Cancer.

    Gosh, she was amazing woman. She was my kindergarten teacher. She battled cancer on and off for 7 years. I was in 5th grade when she passed away. My 5th grade teacher told us the news. She cried in front of us. Her husband, also an elementary teacher was left devastated. He...
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick
    3 Responses Apr 30, 2011

    September 11th 2001

    Yea I lost a teacher on September 11th 2001... She went to New York to the World Trade Center thinking she was going to be getting a job... That never happened.... It was horrible... They called school off for weeks... Because of the tragic loss of a real great teacher... It was...
    XLunaXLovegoodX XLunaXLovegoodX
    26-30, F
    Jul 20, 2008

    He Was Pretty Strange...

    But he was one of my favorite teachers anyway... he taught history, and it was his first year at my school he was only 23, but he'd had plenty of jobs before he started teaching he would tell us stories about being a prison guard or a taxi driver. He loved making powerpoints...
    forgetmyname forgetmyname
    18-21, F
    Mar 29, 2008

    my first teacher I had when I started school she was the reception class teacher she was the most amazing person she was very sweet but firm she made you feel better when you were ill and you never really wanted to get a telling off from her,  she died on my 9th birthday I...
    myangel1979 myangel1979
    36-40, F
    Jun 26, 2007

    Well, She Got Fired..

    I had a really awesome physical science college prep class my sophomore year in high school. She answered a lot of our questions (most teachers couldn't), and she was just great. She had this cool accent too, I think it was like a Brooklyn or New York one. Well, the class had...
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    1 Response Apr 30, 2011

    when i was in high school, i f...

    when i was in high school, i found out a teacher that i had in grammar school had died.  My friends and I didn't know it at the time so we couldn't go to the funeral but if we had known in time we would've gone
    bodukescowgrl bodukescowgrl
    22-25, F
    Jun 26, 2007

    Yes, Her Name Is Tabitha Branu...

    Yes, her name is Tabitha Branum. And she is an Associate Principle at my school. She is an amazing person, she gave me her cell phone number when i was going through a depressing time in life, and she didnt answer one of my texts one time where i opend up to her and i basically...
    cdowen cdowen
    18-21, F
    Sep 9, 2007

    Haven't Played Since

    When I was a little bit younger, I had this amazing basketball coach. At first, I wasn't very good, but he pushed me and pushed me, and at the time, he probably frusterated me. Towards the end of the season, he had a massive stroke and he passed away. We had a game in two weeks...
    BirdsFlyAway BirdsFlyAway
    18-21, F
    Oct 8, 2008

    My Sixth Grade Teacher

    My first experience with death was when my sixth grade teacher passed away. She was everyone's favorite teacher- young, enthusiastic, athletic, fun, and sweet. She tried to get to know us as more than just her students, and she acted like a friend. I remember she told us once...
    shiningstar shiningstar
    18-21, F
    Oct 21, 2007

    A Long Time Ago...

    I had a 5th grade teacher who I will never forget.  She was great! She introduced us to poetry and I am glad for that every day. She opened my imagination and allowed me to express myself without ridicule. She always wore a dress, had bright red hair, and wore the reddest...
    soonermom soonermom
    41-45, F
    Jul 21, 2008

    When I Was Fifteen

    I was in tenth grade, so I guess I was maybe 15. We had a science teacher who wore an aircast type thing on one of his legs every day. One morning during gym class, they told us that he had passed away. It was the first time I had ever felt anything deeply, I became very upset by...
    StarryNight StarryNight
    31-35, F
    Apr 21, 2007

    Dr. Miftah

    Dr.Miftah thought me in third year university. A true and respectable father figure. I think he was in his late fifties. I remember every time he came in to teach us he had this positive energy about him, it's unexplainable. He was wise, intellectual, stable and he carried...
    ILoveAllah ILoveAllah
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 31, 2011


    In the 7th grade I had this completely awesome teacher. She was one of the most amazing people I have ever met. A group of us really took to her, and spent A LOT of time with her. The more time we spent with her, the more we learned about her and her past. Her name wasn't her...
    eyes eyes
    31-35, F
    1 Response Nov 18, 2007


    My headmaster developed lung cancer the same time as my grandfather and to me it was more frightening at the age of 8 to watch my headmaster die, as I understood my grandfather had developed the disease through smoking, but my headmaster was a non-smoker.  He would come in...
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    Jul 21, 2008

    Mr Boyce

      Mr Boyce was the drama teacher and also the teacher of my form 2 class. We had him as a teacher for about 2 months before he begun to be regularly away, then one day we were spoken to by the principle, Mr Boyce had Lung Cancer. It wasn't all that surprising, this was an...
    smebro smebro
    22-25, M
    1 Response May 8, 2007

    She was the most beautiful woman in the school,

    everyone smiled when she was around and he never had a bad thing yo say. She got on with everybody an was so supportive when we lost a student to cancer not a month before. She love to keep fit, she went running every morning before she came to school. Thats how we lost her...
    SingItForTheKids SingItForTheKids
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 9, 2014
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