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Letter to the Editor 2-10
Dr. Haskell Greer a great educator
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As a teenager in high school, very few people could make being in class at 6:45 a.m. an enjoyable experience.
Dr. Haskell Greer did just that.
This week, Warren County lost a true giant in the education community. Dr. Greer shared his love of history with countless Warren County students over multiple generations.
Those who were lucky enough to be in his history course were met every day with a myriad of jokes and anecdotes via Dr. Greer’s infectious dry humor. Whether it was his disdain for Ulysses S. Grant, his imitations of the beaver trade in Colonial French America, his love of listing questions, or his admiration for the Eagles, his students were learning and laughing from bell to bell — or gong to gong, as Dr. Greer would say.
And if you thought you were leaving class a few minutes early, he was always willing to remind you that five minutes is a long time in a microwave — so it’s all about perspective.
His list of witticisms was great, but his love of history and his passion for helping students learn was even greater. Dr. Greer practiced tough love in the classroom. If you did not do your work, there were no excuses, but when you left his class, you knew U.S. history and you knew he cared.
There will never be another like this dynamic professor. We were blessed to learn from this legend of the classroom. Thank you, Dr. Greer, for all the history and life lessons — and of course the many laughs. Rest easy, professor.
Bailey Barnes
Mason Grissom Rd.