Monty Pope – Teacher and Mentor

6 Jan

Several months ago, I wrote this about my mentor and friend. As we prepare for school to begin, I am inspired to reblog this post. It is about a great man and a great teacher.

SBI: A Thinning Crowd

A few days ago, I had lunch with Monty Pope. Most of you have never heard that name, but please allow me to introduce him. Monty recently retired from a long career teaching history that began in the public schools of Nashville and ended at Cumberland University.

I was working on a Master’s degree when I first met Monty. He was offering a class on Historical Geography, and I needed to fulfill some hours. It turned into a class that I was always remember. Monty took us on a tour of the town that I grew up in and, through architectural styles, showed us when and how the town developed. Riding on that van, I had no idea that Monty and I would teach together for over a decade.Monty Pope

When I was hired, I had no idea what I was doing. I had never taught a class. I had never…

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2 Responses to “Monty Pope – Teacher and Mentor”

  1. jcalberta January 6, 2015 at 21:25 #

    When the teacher is ready the student appears.

    or something like that.

    • Rick January 6, 2015 at 21:29 #

      Something like that.

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