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After reading eduwonk for nearly a year, three important parts go unrecognized here:
teachers, parents and students.
I know, I know, this is a policy blog that deals with things above the classroom, so we’re not going to see Andy write “Hey, here’s a great teacher.”
Let me do so.
Dr. Charles “Buck” Offutt passed away Monday.
He was 79.
He taught at DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, MD for 50 years.
Buck arrived at DeMatha in 1955.
A towering figure in the history of DeMatha, Buck taught and coached countless young men. He served the school for over 50 years as a Teacher/ Coach/ SAT Guru/ Day Camp Director. He was the story behind DeMatha’s story.
Dr. Daniel McMahon ’76 wrote about Buck in the Washington Post Magazine in November, 2005 in the essay “In His Footsteps”. For Buck’s 50th anniversary, Tom Ponton remembered his influence in this essay that appeared in the book “A Lifetime of Teaching – The Teacher of a Lifetime”.
Wait? Eduwonk doesn’t read and post the obituaries? What a dick!