As school goes back in session, we recall memorable teachers

With this feature, we seek to capture a glimpse of what you and your neighbors have to say about a variety of topics, issues, events – and just plain fun questions.

You might see us anywhere around town, with notepad and camera, randomly seeking out folks who are willing to participate. If we find you, we hope you will want to respond.

Shortly after school started last month, at The Grind Roasters, we asked: “Who was your most memorable teacher, and why were they memorable?”

Alyssa Thorn Willey, Bluffton: “Mr. Ramziel at Hilton Head High. He first seemed scary on the outside but he was a teddy bear. He treated us like people. And he was passionate about history.

Hannah Bashista, Bluffton: “Dr. Saint John, English 102 and also short story writing. He would grade our papers with red marks and then gave us each a cassette tape with his explanations.”

Tatum Rose, Bluffton: “Dr. Swofford, my current English professor at USCB. She changed my entire life. I couldn’t decide what I wanted to do, and I took a class with her. Everything feels like the right time, right place now.”













Anna Miller, Beaufort: “Mrs. Daubert, middle school English. She had an untraditional way of doing things, and she would read my work to the class. She let me use her room to be creative in a safe space. She embraced creativity.”

Chris Sim, Bluffton: “Mrs. Ervin, my first grade teacher in Jacksonville. She was warm and friendly, and she had us build a huge dinosaur out of papier-maché for the library. It lasted 15 years!”