Richard Jenkinson

Profile Updated: April 4, 2010
Richard Jenkinson
Residence: Moab, UT USA
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Occupation: High school English teacher
Children's Names & Year of Birth: Adam, born 1996
Yes! Attending Reunion

I never made it to New Trier. After attending Highcrest and Locust Jr. High, my family moved to northern Appalachia (Lewistown, PA), which was quite a culture shock. After two years we moved again to York, PA, where I finished high school. Then on to Ohio State for four years. While there I remember running into Gibby, Corey Stolberg, Holly Sider and Dave Kaplan. From there I went to Indiana in Bloomington for grad school in English.

In 1980 I made the big move and left for the West. I taught high school English for 14 years on the Navajo reservation in Kayenta, Arizona. It's on the southern edge of Monument Valley, where many of the John Wayne-John Ford movies were filmed. It is about as different from the North Shore as you can get in North America, but I loved it there. Most of my students spoke the Navajo language at home, so I was teaching English as a second language. Among other things, I taught Navajo mythology for 14 years. Along the way I married into three step-kids and helped raise them. They are grown up now.

In 1994 we moved to Moab, Utah. I've been here for 16 years, which makes 30 years of teaching English. Four more to go! Along the way I have coached basketball, track and soccer at various times. Moab is a little resort town with Arches National Park on the north edge of town and Canyonlands National Park to the west. It's a beautiful place. Most of my summers here I have worked as a tour guide driving four-wheel drive trips into the parks.

I'm divorced now. I've got a son who will be in 9th grade next year. I just finished coaching his 8th grade basketball team (24-4!). I would love to come to the reunion to see people I haven't seen for 44 years, but I have been caretaker for my 88 year old father for the past few years, and there is no way that I will be able to get away for that long. I would love to hear from anyone I knew back in the old days. I'm very curious to find out how everyone's lives have turned out.

Junior High School Attended:


High School Attended: (NTE, NTW, or name of another school)

Lewistown-Granville H.S., York Suburban H.S. in PA

Colleges Attended & Degrees:

Ohio State--1970-1974
B.A. in English

M.A. in English

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Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:04 AM
Actually, I just did the five mile race and I walked most of it.
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:04 AM
Highcrest--2nd Grade
I'm amazed at how many of these names I think I remember. Correct me if I'm wrong.

Bottom row: Jim Carlson, Brian Keith, Tom Nilles, Bruce Oliver, Fred Pfeiffer, Gary Bender, Mark Sollman
Second Row: Sandy Warshawsky, ? (help me), ?, Sharon Rothman (?), Pat Kaplan, Ann Sale, ?, Jody Hertel, Kris Parsegian
Third Row: Susan Wells (?), Scott Sustman, Billy Kirkland, ?, Sharon Currie, Linda Palmer, Linda Imburgia, Susan Kasanov, Leslie Pamuk
Top Row: Mrs. Malleck, Dick Jenkinson,Ray Busa
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:04 AM
Highcrest--3rd Grade
Bottom row: Sam Glick, Mark Sollman, Gary Bender, ?, Fred Pfeiffer, Dick Jenkinson
Second Row: Jody Hertel, Loren Joseph,Pat Kaplan, Jim Carlson, Sandy Warshawsky, Larry Avrich, Ann Sale, David Cameron, Kris Parsegian
Third Row: Ray Busa, Susan _____ (?), Susan Wells?, Linda Imburgia, Billy Kirkland, Linda Palmer, Sharon Currie, Scott Sustman, Tom Nilles, ______Hathaway, Billy Wagner
Ms. Templer is at the top.
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:04 AM
Highcrest: 4th Grade
Bottom Row: Mark Sollman, Loren Joseph, Larry Avrich, Ray Busa, Gary Bender, Fred Pfeiffer
Second Row: Pat Kaplan, Kris Parsegian, Debbie Baver , Jody Hertel, Sharon Rothman (?), Ann Sale, Sandy Warshawsky, Susan Wells (?), Sarah Hathaway
Third Row: Susan Kasanov, Leslie Pamuk, Scott Sustman, Dick Jenkinson, Sam Glick, Bill Wagner, Linda Imburgia, Jim Carlson, Ms. Hirsch
Top Row: Tom Nilles, Billy Kirkland, Linda Palmer, Sharon Currie, Scott Howe
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:04 AM
Highcrest--5th Grade
Bottom Row: Pat Connor, Loren Joseph, Ray Busa, Kirken Babagian, Jim Carlson, Mark Sollman
Second Row: ?, Pat Kaplan, Jody Hertel, Sandy Warshawsky, Susan Wells (?), Susan Kasanov, Marcia Bauman, Sharon Rothman, Kris Parsegian
Third Row: Billy Wagner, Ms. Nathan (?), Leslie Pamuk, Tom Nilles, Scott Sustman, Scott Howe, Ann Sale, Leslie Palmer, Sarah Hathaway, Sam Glick, Dick Jenkinson, Linda Imburgia, Larry Avrich
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:04 AM
Locust--6th grade
Bottom Row: Kristie Kambaros (?), Diane Patterson, Barbara Jaffe, Judy Eisenberg
Second Row: Barry Traeger, Joel Greenberg, Mike Steven, ? , Michael Karp, Glen Levenfeld, Bob Eatman, Ms. Reed
Third Row: Kirken Babagian, Doug Bentley, ? , Carol Gaston, Bonnie Cockerell, Jan Heffernan, David Lee,Andy Klassman,
Top Row: Vanessa Higgins, Dick Jenkinson, Pat Siebert, Larry Herbst, Medwin Textor, Rick Zimmerer, Marcia Ritholz
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:04 AM