The profiles listed below came from teachers that Warren Myers helped the Committee to locate in 2010.  Because of Warren's efforts, 37 teachers were located and invited to our 2010 reunion. 

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Teacher Name: Valentina & Wally Bachir**

City, State and Zip: Crystal Lake, Illinois   60014

Education: Valentina: B.S. in Ed., M.S. in Ed., Wally: B.A., M.A.

Other Teaching Positions: Wally: Driver Education

Other Occupations: Wally: 5 years active duty in U.S. Army

Children: Olga and Wally Jr.

Favorite TV Show or Movie from 1966-1970: “Dr. Zhivago” and “Star Trek”

Favorite Song from 1966-1970: “That’s Amore” by Dean Martin

The most important thing I learned thus far in my lifetime: Live each day to the fullest or take one day at a time!

Information about yourself that you'd like to share: Wally: I was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army plus elected to the Illinois “Soccer Coaches Hall of Fame.”

Valentina: To my very pleasant surprise before graduation in 1970, I received a very thoughtful and caring “Thank You” letter and the enclosed “Belated Thanks” poem written for me by Michael Sullivan, class of 1970. I was so impressed by Michael’s remarkable talent, I had the poem transferred in calligraphy by George Wood. To this day I often think of Michael with fond memories and have proudly displayed the poem in our home library for over 40 years. 

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Teacher Name:  Galin Berrier

City, State and Zip: Ankany, Iowa   50021-1956

Education:   B.A. Iowa 1956, M.A. Iowa 1961, John Hay Fellow, California, 1962-63

Other Teaching Positions: EGHS 1984-86 and JHHS 1986-1994

Other Occupations: Adjunct instructor, Des Moines Area Community College 1994-2010

Children: Erica Berrier (deceased 2002); Dr. David W. Berrier, M.D. (U of Chgo)

Grandchildren: Marissa Berrier (born 1/31/90), now a student at Beloit College, WI

Information about yourself that you'd like to share: Author of chapter on “The Underground Railroad in Iowa” in Outside In: African American History in Iowa, 1838-2000 (2001). Volunteer site interpreter, Living History Farms, Urbandale, Iowa since 1994. Docent at the Des Moines Art Center since 1997.

Favorite TV Show or Movie from 1966-1970: “Little Big Man” with Dustin Hoffman

Favorite Song from 1966-1970: “Bridge Over Troubled Waters” by Simon & Garfunkel

The most important thing I learned thus far in my lifetime: The best is yet to be.

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Teacher Name:  Dave Buchheit

City, State and Zip: Arlington Heights, Illinois   60004

Education:  Masters plus 90 semester hours in science

Other Teaching Positions:

Other Occupations:  State of Illinois Chemist

Children:  2

Grandchildren:  2

Favorite TV Show or Movie from 1966-1970:  Star Trek

The most important thing I learned thus far in my lifetime:  Be good to people.

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Teacher Name:  Margaret Cadle**

City, State and Zip:  Arlington Heights, Illinois   60004

Education:    I have learned so much after Forest View. I hope all of you learned something from me.

Other Teaching Positions:  WHS Assistant in Special Ed, I am still working in District 214.

Children:  Just the same old Kevin that I used to talk about.

Grandchildren:  Shantel (17), Shannon (10), Kevin Jr., Shanelle (9)

Information about yourself that you'd like to share:  I have a full-time housekeeper and handy-man who take care of me and my four grandchildren. We also have two hedgehogs and two parakeets. Full house! 

Favorite TV Show or Movie from 1966-1970:  Smothers Brothers, Dr. Zhivago, The Lion in Winter, A Man for all Seasons.

Favorite Song from 1966-1970:  The Hollies, “On a Carousel,” anything Elvis, Beatles and Michael Jackson.

The most important thing I learned thus far in my lifetime:  I have learned to enjoy life every, every minute. One is only as happy as (he or she) makes up (his or her) mind to be. 

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Teacher Name:  Tom Hansen

City, State and Zip:  Palatine, Illinois

Education:  Masters & 72 hours

Other Teaching Positions:  Taught and coached at St. Viators 62-66, Counselor (FV), Assistant Principal (WHS), Director Student Services (EGHS), Assistant Superintendent District 214

Children:  Tom Jr., Kate, Matthew

Grandchildren:  Tara 14, MJ & Mia (twins 4), Jackie 2

Information about yourself that you'd like to share:  The “Falcons” were a great student body—lots of great kids.

Favorite TV Show or Movie from 1966-1970:  Peter Gunn

The most important thing I learned thus far in my lifetime:  Maintain a sense of “Humor” and nothing can get you down if you don’t let it. Keep smiling J .

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Teacher Name:  Art Klein**

City, State and Zip:  Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004

Education:  Master of Science

Other Teaching Positions:    Rolling Meadows, Lake Park, St. Viator, and Hersey

Other Occupations:  U.S. Army

Children:  3

Grandchildren:  4

Information about yourself that you'd like to share:  My two hobbies were sailing and golf. I got to be a good sailor. My golf has never been good but I have a lot of fun doing it.

Favorite TV Show or Movie from 1966-1970:  Cool Hand Luke

Favorite Song from 1966-1970:  These Boots were made for Walking—Nancy Sinatra

The most important thing I learned thus far in my lifetime:  If you look for the positive, positive things tend to happen. 

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Teacher Name:  Rogelio Segura LLerandi

City, State and Zip:  1131 Tiverton Ct., Schaumburg, IL   60193

Education:  BA Lawrence University, MA Northwestern, + 90 from everywhere else

Other Teaching Positions:  Spanish 1,2,3,4, AP

Other Occupations:  Swimming coach, soccer coach, loafer

Children:  3

Grandchildren:  8

Information about yourself that you'd like to share:  Teaching was the most rewarding pleasure. The students and faculty and administrators were fabulous.

Favorite TV Show or Movie from 1966-1970:  Los de Abajo

The most important thing I learned thus far in my lifetime:  Sincerity, caring, and considering the most needy an obligation to assist and aid.

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Teacher Name:  Warren Myers**

City, State and Zip:  Phoenix, Arizona   85041

Education:  M.S.(Ole Miss)

Other Teaching Positions:   Adjunct faculty, Harper

Other Occupations:  Clerk hardware store 1965-1968

Children:   Gary, Mike and Don  

Grandchildren:  Dalton, Dan, Christian, Daryl, Laryssa, Mara and Ryan

Information about yourself that you'd like to share:  I still keep in touch with several Forest View Students.

Favorite TV Show or Movie from 1966-1970:  MASH

Favorite Song from 1966-1970:  Forest View Alma Mater

The most important thing I learned thus far in my lifetime:  Stay in touch with friends, you’ll never have too many.

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Teacher Name:  Richard W. Stanowski 

City, State and Zip: Woodstock, IL 60098-2589

 

Education:   BA in Education Northwestern University 1950

MA in Guidance & Counseling University of IL. 1960

Advanced Certificate: Educational Administration N.I.U. 1965

             Summer school at John Paul II University of Lublin, Pol. 2000

 

Other Teaching Positions:  1950-60 Lawrenceville Township H.S. Lawrenceville, IL

                        1960-1962 Prospect H.S. Mt. Prospect, IL

                        1962-1982 Forest View H.S. Arlington Hts., IL

                   July 2002 & 2004 UNESCO Torun, Poland taught English to H.S. students

 

Other Occupations: Worked as full time volunteer at Sheldon Jackson College, Sitka, AK, College Fish Hatchery for 2 ½ years; Worked as full time volunteer at Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, NC; Worked ½ year clerical work in maintenance department, 1 year as work supervisor, and 1 year as service-learning counselor. 

 

Children: Three sons; David 61, Daniel 58, Peter 51

Grandchildren: Scott 29, Kristie 26, Stephanie 25, Eric 22

Great Grandchildren: Ashley 7, Nolan 5, Wyatt 2, Owen 2 months

Information about yourself that you'd like to share: My wife and I retired in 1982 (FVHS & Wheeling Elementary), whereby we moved to our 40 acre farm in Urbana, Missouri and built our dream log home (and barn) with the help of two of our neighbors. We raised alfalfa and hay for our dairy farm neighbors, planted some 5,000 trees over an 11 year period. Meanwhile, we did volunteer work with Cambodian and Viet Namese children in Springfield, MO. After 11 years we sold the farm and most of our possessions and spent over five consecutive years doing full time volunteer work for the Presbyterian colleges in Alaska and North Carolina. In 1997, we returned to Illinois and settled in Woodstock. We have done volunteer work for our church, PADS (Homeless folks), DAP (Direct Assistance Program) helping local folks. I am presently a CASA worker (Court Appointed Special Advocate) for children. I have been working with the McHenry County Court as a CASA for more than three years. My wife also works at the local food pantry. In 2000, we spent five weeks studying at John Paul II University of Lublin (Poland). The months of July 2002 and 2004, we taught English to Polish high school students at Torun, Poland. This was a wonderful adventure for us. It was just like teaching in the 1950’s again! Each of us has written and self published our autobiographies for our children and grandchildren. We had these posted on our website:  www.dickandaudrey.com for friends and family. We have both been active in the Polish Genealogical Society of America for several years. I am presently acting as Vice-president of the PGSA Board of Directors. This year we both celebrated our 83rd birthdays by giving each other a cruise to Alaska. Neither of us knows what we will be when we grow up. ETC!

 

Favorite TV Show or Movie from 1966-1970:  As Time Goes By  An English comedy

 

The most important thing I learned thus far in my lifetime: Life is what happens while you are making other plans. Take a risk to make your dream(s) come true.

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Teacher Name:  Joe Stein

City, State and Zip: Barrington, Illinois   60010

 

I am sorry, unable to attend.

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Teacher Name: Mike Stevens

City, State and Zip: Barrington, Illinois   60010

 

Education: MS in Education

 

Other Teaching Positions:  Assistant Principal Prospect HS, Associate Principal JHHS, Principal Prospect HS, Co-Principal Waukegan & Libertyville HS

 

Children: 2

Grandchildren: 1

Information about yourself that you'd like to share: I spent 18 years of my career at “The View”—it will always be special to me because of the great students, families and colleagues. 

 

The most important thing I learned thus far in my lifetime: Life is too short to get your shorts in a bundle! Relax and enjoy those around you. 

Sorry, we are unable to attend. 

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Teacher Name:  David Alan Theesfeld**

City, State and Zip: Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004

Education: BS, MS, (both in Math Education), plus 36 hrs. towards Ph.D. (did not finish)

Other Teaching Positions: Taught Math, coached football and wrestling at FVHS. When FVHS closed, I went to RMHS. I also taught night school, part-time at Harper College. I retired from teaching in June, 1999 after 35 years of teaching, all in District 214.

Other Occupations: I taught the state hunter safety classes through Northwest Towns Sports Club. I taught these classes for 32+ years.

Children: Son Michael (married to Jenny), daughter Michelle (married to Billy)

Grandchildren: None    

Information about yourself that you'd like to share: I loved my years teaching at FVHS. Carole and I have both been retired since 1999.  We are enjoying this newer part of our lives.  I love hunting and fishing and relaxing with my wife of 45 years and spending time with our children and friends. We have also traveled extensively, since retiring.

Favorite TV Show or Movie from 1966-1970: Dirty Harry starring Clint Eastwood:  "Go ahead punk, Make my day"

Favorite Song from 1966-1970: Blue Suede Shoes

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Teacher Name:  Mark Thorne

City, State and Zip: Mt. Prospect, Illinois   60056

Education: Bachelors and Masters, Bradley University

 

Other Teaching Positions:  LZHS, RMHS, football, basketball and baseball coach

 

Other Occupations: YMCA Day Camp Director

 

Children: Randy, Becky and Debbie

Grandchildren: Madeline, Greta, Charlie, Lucie, Jacob and Sarah

Information about yourself that you'd like to share: I taught 18 years at FVHS and 16 at RMHS. I retired in 2002.

 

Favorite TV Show or Movie from 1966-1970: Wild Wild West

 

Favorite Song from 1966-1970: Harper Valley PTA

 

The most important thing I learned thus far in my lifetime: All stages in life are wonderful—if you make the right decisions. 

I am sorry, I am unable to attend. 

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Teacher Name: Douglas Tolman

City, State and Zip: Kissimmee, FL 34759

 

Email: dtolman2@cfl.rr.com

 

Education: BA, Luther College; MA, Northwestern

 

Other Teaching Positions:  Math Teacher at Fremd H.S. 1964-1968; Math Teacher at FVHS 1968-1985; Math Teacher at Elk Grove H.S. 1985-1999; Retired.

 

Children: My wife and I have been married for 45 years and have 2 children and 4 grandchildren.

 

Information about yourself that you'd like to share: I enjoyed my teaching and coaching career and am enjoying my retirement.

 

The most important thing I learned thus far in my lifetime: Try to set goals and work hard to achieve them and don't forget to thank those who help you.
 

Thanks for the invitation and have fun at your reunion,

 

Doug Tolman