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.

04/09/20 03:26 PM #2    

Marit 'Connie' Smith (Federcell) (1966)

She was a wonderful teacher.  I still think of her today, many decades later.

RiP, dear lady.


09/28/20 06:59 PM #3    

Tres Tanner (1966)

I took World History from Marion Warren as one of only two sophomores in the class; the significant majority of the students were seniors.  I recall Miss Warren as approaching her task in a totally serious-minded manner.  She obviously had an excellent grasp of the subject matter, and was very adept at sharing her extensive knowledge during every class period.  Admittedly, I probably enjoyed the subject matter more than most, (which is perhaps why I was one of the best students in that particular class), but that’s not really the point.  Miss Warren was unquestionably a superior teacher that helped me learn a great deal, and motivated me toward wanting to continue to learn about people and places all over the planet, and for that I shall be forever grateful to a professional educator who made the most of her chosen career to foster learning among high school students.

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