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Talk Back: Who Was Your Favorite West Islip Teacher?

Share your fondest memories of growing up as a student in West Islip.

As another school year winds down, students and parents across the district are getting ready to say goodbye to their favorite teachers.

Patch covered a earlier this week honoring Principal Mary Anderson, who is retiring this year after working as an educator and administrator in West Islip for more than 40 years.

The event left Anderson touched.

“Thank you for this wonderful gift," she said. "I hope that in some way I have touched your life in the same way that you have touched mine. Just know that part of me will always be with you and part of you will always be with me.”

We thought we'd give our readers the chance to pay homage to those special educators in the district who have left an impression on them. Even if you didn't attend school in West Islip, feel free to give a shout out your favorite teacher anyway.

Who was your favorite teacher growing up and why? Share your answers in the comments.

Kathleen May 04, 2012 at 03:03 AM
Mrs. McNally (Westbrook..many moons ago) & Mrs. Steinjann (WIHS) who was tough as nails but taught me many important business skills.
Mr. Mantooth May 06, 2012 at 08:02 PM
Mr Peacock was the beat teacher to ever walk the halls in the west islip high school by far!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
tracy June 02, 2012 at 12:35 AM
Elementary School: Mrs. Kotler ( Paul J. Bellew) Middle School: Mr. Enoksen (Beach Street) High School: Mrs. Shierant best teacher ever.
Peace of cake July 19, 2012 at 06:08 PM
I have to agree Mr Peacock was the best teach WIHS had! But I will Also add Mr. Yozo (Beach, Science 1987)

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