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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Mr. Kellogg

My favorite teacher from Junior High & High School died today. I really loved him. He was an amazing teacher. He was able to make every one of his students feel like they were important to him, like they were his favorite student. He was my English teacher in 8th grade, and moved to teach at my high school my freshman year. He taught sophomores, but I used to visit him after class almost every day. Then my sophomore year he taught me Honors English & Lit. I loved his class so much I was a Student Aide my Junior & Senior years. I saw him with the other students & classes and even they knew how special of a teacher he was. I'm amazed at how much I've cried and how much I feel like I'll miss him. Here are just a few of the wonderful things my classmates are saying about him on Facebook:

Here's to you, Mr. Kellogg. You had a great impact on my life and I'm lucky to have known you. You will be dearly missed.

I will never forget our class with him... And that we were almost in tears when he left in 8th grade. He had such an impact on me and everyone else. Truely an amazing and inspiring man.. It's crazy how sad I am.

mr. kellogg, i never apologized before, but i'm sorry we put applesauce in your slimfast, and pencil shavings in your coffee. the NHD kids just loved you so much. we all love you.

Feel crushed. You were such an inspirational teacher, Mr. Kellogg. You'll be greatly missed.

ever grateful to you, mr. kellogg - you're gone far too soon.

To see the number of people whose lives have been impacted positively by you; to know that I am only one of many who has become a stronger person because of your teaching... that is a testament to your life. Rest well, Mr. K. You are already missed.

i've never known a teacher more respected and loved by everyone. he had been fighting cancer for a long time :(


  1. Savanna! This is heartbreaking. How sweet of you to honor him on your blog. I'm sorry I didn't read this before I saw you last night. My prayers are with his students and family. XOXO

  2. Oh no I wondered how he was doing--- so sad, you really thought the world of him... don't forget he came to your wedding reception (something he said he never did) because I know you were special to him too... He always sad the nicest things about you and what a wonderful daughter I had --- so sorry I know you will miss him, he had a real passion for teaching and his students.

  3. oops "said" not "sad" but sad does fit the comment :(