Mr. Forté - from Teachers from Memory series

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.