“Pat Holmes [is] … a true inspiration to me as an educator” – Doug Fireside
“[Problems] Chaos, Chaos, Chaos. The lack of supply monies. We learned to cope with chaos and became expert scroungers.” – Bill Mutch
“Teaching at East Hill with Pat Holmes helped me to become a teacher who individualized instruction for each student. I continued to do that throughout my teaching career… I advocate for education that allows each child to learn at their own pace and to follow their own interests. I know the importance of building with blocks and doing hands-on activities.” – Roberta Wallitt
” … We learned that there was NO difference in the potential ability to teach between college pre-education majors and people who actually did walk in off the street. We also learned that by the end only those who could cope with the educational bureaucracy were still operational.” – Bill Mutch
“[At the end of the second year] …Everybody knew that change was on the way. Dan Lee, from the District, had replaced Bob Herse as principal. We knew that greater emphasis would soon be placed on certification, on more standardized instruction, and, maybe especially, on having a less outspoken, controversial faculty. There were also rumors that the building would be closed.” – Bob Speiser
“Ahhhh, Bari Lee! Thank you, honestly and sincerely, for everything you did for me.” – Dalton Anthony
There weren’t any grades at East Hill, but we did have written letters from our teachers to our parents from time to time.