New book collection bin pays tribute to late teachers – West Newsmagazine



Crestview Middle staff, past and present, gathered inside the school library for a special presentation at the end of August. Jan Korns and Sue Curtis, who both taught and served in the Rockwood School District for many years, unveiled an all-new book bin as well as a collection of classic books for students and staff at Crestview. The bin was created in honor of Linda Speicher, a longtime teacher at Crestview, who taught at Rockwood from 1969 to 1999 and volunteered in the district for another 20 years. After his recent death, Korns and Curtis organized a donation effort to give back to the school where Speicher spent all of his teaching years.

“We sincerely hope that the book basket will facilitate the quick return and circulation of books,” said Korns. “The addition of the collection of classical books to the library provides updated and fashionable volumes to pique students’ interest in reading the classical literature that Speicher so loved to teach in his excellent book courses, as well. only to recommend them to students looking for a good read. “

The large wooden book bin will be located outside the main library doors. On the front of the bin, patrons will see a dark and shiny plate engraved with Speicher’s name, the Crestview logo and a message that reads: “For over 50 years of teaching, volunteering and service in the Crestview community ”.

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