Tough, fair teacher
This past Friday, I attended the Military Memorial Service for Miss Loy Teter at the Bartley Cemetery. She was a former teaching colleague of mine at McCook Senior High. She taught history there for many years. Most of her students considered her very tough, but fair. Loy had her students' best interests in her heart. The school and students were her family, and she knew how tough it was out in the world and she wanted them prepared for it.
Many times, when I visited with former students, they would relate to me that they wished all of their teachers had been as tough and dedicated as she was. (This was usually after they had tried college and realized how important their high school background was.)
As I looked over the group at the service I was shocked and dismayed that I did not recognize a single person either as a former student or teaching colleague from McCook Senior High. It is a shame that we get so "busy" that we can't take 30 minutes out of our schedule to remember someone who had such an important part in shaping our lives.
Paul J. Forch