July 14, 2011
Part 2: Teachers with long histories at Division Avenue High
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This is a continuation of yesterday's post.
* Mr. Howard Pivnick. Coached track at Division in the early days. He was rail thin and always seemed to have a coaching whistle attached to a cord that hung around his neck. "Howie", as the wise guys referred to him, attended the class of 1960's 50th reunion a year ago. He came without his whistle.
* Mr. David Smedley. Interesting last name. Say "Smedley" out loud. It may bring a smile to your face.
* Mr. Richard Erbacher. To quote a blog contributor, "Erbacher was a good teacher, well-respected". Dave Phillips, class of 1967, said of him, "I remember Mr. Erbacher as a brilliant man. He was a PhD."
* Mr. Richard Wright. He should not be confused with African-American author Richard Wright (1908-1960) who is best known for his novel "Native Son". Our Mr. Wright coached the 1960 wrestling team.
* Mr. Robert Danhieux was a science teacher. He was aptly named if he had been a French teacher, unlike Mr. Thaddeus Kalinowski.
Photos courtesy of Larry Loewy, class of 1975. They appeared in the 1975 yearbook.