I want to thank my high school Social Studies teacher, Mr. Locke, not only for sharing with me his love of Social Studies but also what it’s like to truly love your job.
Mr. Locke always made class interesting and exciting from stories and discussions, to using Stompin’ Tom Connors to teach us about parts of our country. I was so inspired by Mr. Locke that I myself became a Social Studies teacher.
Mr. Locke, you not only fostered a love of history and geography in me, but you inspired me to pass on that knowledge with the next generation. You were an amazing and gifted teacher and I’m sure many of your students will never forget your classes. Thank you for making learning fun and for showing us that the past can I fact inspire our futures.