Saturday, February 15, 2014

In Reality, Tough Vietnam Vet with Huge Soft Side

Pat says. "He's the epitome of a man of service."

Tough Calif. teacher has a tender heart
14 February 2014 - At St. Francis High School in La Canada, Calif., there's something to be said about math teacher Jim O'Connor. The question is, what is that something?

For whatever reason, none of his students would tell me what they really think of him.

"Oh, what's the word," one student says.

None of the boys came in and said, "Oh, we have hated him at times." I wonder why.

"He's going to be seeing this, right?" the student asks.

Oh yeah, that's why.

Truth is, O'Connor can be a bit of a drudge. But the 70-year-old Vietnam vet says he's not here to entertain his students. read more>>>

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