This is my 26th (and probably last) year working at Tolar. In the accompanying photograph please note that I am the one on the left.
To function effectively in the modern world, to become able to make those elusive "informed decisions," each of us needs to develop a logical sense of history -- social, political, geographic, and economic. Forming one's world view is a crucial and life-long process. My classroom goal is to play at least some role in nudging that process along.
"Whoever wishes to forsee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times. This arises from the fact that they are produced by men who ever have been, and ever shall be, animated by the same passions, and thus they necessarily have the same results."
Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527)
After 16 seasons, I'm saying good-bye to UIL Academics and also to these two outstanding graduates. Claire Turner has 3 State Social Studies team gold medals and an individual silver; Cara Burch earned 3 State team golds and an individual champion gold medal. Claire has packed her flute and is headed to TCU while Cara is going to Denton and UNT -- thanks girls, and good luck!
Claire and Cara pictured at the statue commemorating "The Little Rock Nine"
on the grounds of the State Capitol, Little Rock, Arkansas.