In Memory

Marion Warren

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09/05/09 01:33 PM #1    

Jennifer Hartzell (Martin) (1963)

I had Miss Warren for World History when I first got to SPHS (having gone through Lincoln Elementary School and then SP Jr. High). I remember her class as one of the most influential and meaningful in my entire school life -- including college.

Hers was like a college class to me not like anything I'd experienced until then: the range and value of subjects we covered, the kind of discussions she led, the sorts of homework research and writing assignments we had.

While I no longer remember many of the subject details, I recall that we started with Chinese oracle bones, moved on to ancient Mesopotamia, the Greeks and Romans, and much more. She gave us a real feeling for the satisfaction of knowing about things and expanding our mental tool kit. She was invigorating, challenging, and witty. Classes were fun!

Miss Warren laid the groundwork for my college classes and future reading about world affairs. I wish I could have thanked her in person.

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