I was thinking today about a man named Terry F. Itnyre, who for many years was the journalism adviser at Cypress College.
And about a high school drama teacher at Garden Grove High School named Romayne Davis.
She taught the drama classes in my junior and senior years, and spent untold hours, nights and weekends working with me on the roles that I played in school productions.
And at Cypress, as a four-semester reporter and eventual editor of the school newspaper, I spent again untold hours with the man we all called...TFI (his initials). Three hours per week lecture, and lab hours "TBA".
I don't know what it's like with the new technology of now, but back then in the 1970's we didn't even have our own typesetting machine (it came a year after I left). All of our copy was sent to the Orange City news, whose plant was I recall on Katella across from the old Stadium Drive-In theaters. Our best critic was a typesetter there named Leilani (whose red-pen comments between the lines of print could be quite cutting!)
Anyway, we spent a whole lot of "lab hours TBA" as a group, and the stories that man shared, and things he said had a life-long impact on me.
So, this thread....for you to reflect on teachers, or maybe administrators, counselors, etc....that had the most positive impact...on you!