February 2, 2013
Dear Mr. Duncan,
It has been many years since I last sat in your classroom, but is has only been a matter of days that I last thought of you and your impact on my life. You were a significant educational force in my early days of public education.
I think of your expectation of excellence in all your assignments. To this day I still have my Greek and Latin Roots folders I completed in your class. I used that knowledge of word construction throughout college and into my professional training. My own children have used these notebooks as references in their school assignments. I smile when I hold these notebooks, remembering how you showed us to fold the pages into columns and how to craft the report.
I am sure I did not thank you then, but please accept a long overdue expression of gratitude for teaching us and providing foundational pillars of knowledge we would build on for a life time. I send my best wishes to you and again my thanks for your dedication to teaching excellence. It made a difference to me.