Teachers from Memory project with the great Renee French : Dr. Peter Wallner - the "head master" ('asshole-speak' in the US for "principal") of the University School of Milwaukee (a ritzty-titsy school my parents could barely afford) who decided I should be expelled halfway through 8th grade (after paying for the whole year).
Left - watercolor tests. Right - Teachers from Memory project with continued: Mr. Kerr, my 7th grade math teacher and football coach at the University School of Milwaukee in 1984. He yelled and screamed and stank of cigarettes. I was a brat, a shitty student and terrible at math and he was mean - not a good place to be when you're 12. He was known for kicking the desk REALLY HARD of students not paying attention. Rumor had it that he was a P.O.W. in the Vietnam war and his captors filed down his bottom teeth. I was terrified of him. We used to chuckle imagining him out in the real world (not in school) and asking a drug store cashier in his military screamy-voice for a box of his unfiltered cigarettes. I went out for football (I lasted exactly one week) and a friend of mine literally broke his arm during practice but Mr. Kerr told him to suck it up and finish the scrimmage. The kid came to school a couple days later with a huge cast.
Proposal: a sandwich themed coloring book. I could corner the market for office workers that have nothing to do during their forced, hour-long lunch break. I call this page: WHEAT-MAYO-SWISS-BACON-LETTUCE-TOMATO-HAM-WHEAT-TURKEY-CHEDDAR-WHEAT. I'm hoping the titles can help the colorers determine which markers to use. The back could have a color key so the colorers would know if they got it right.
From our “Teachers from memory” series (with Renee French) - Mr. Forté, a 7th grade gym coach at the University School of Milwaukee. He had a strong native Bronx (Brooklyn?) accent (before I had any idea what the Bronx/Brooklyn was). He was a pretty nice guy though intimidating with his tinted glasses, thick stubble and hairy cheek bones. I lasted a full 1.5 years at that school before "not being invited to return" midway through 8th grade.