Mr. Mathias

Mr. Mathias

I recently heard from Don Ray (BHS’67 formerly known as Don Ripley), who posted this video interview with his fifth grade teacher from Joaquin Miller, Mr. E. Jean Mathias who taught in the Burbank Schools for more than thirty years. So perhaps some of you Burbank High grads remember him — he is now almost ninety years old! He was a teacher at Miller, then moved to Edison, then finally taught math at John Muir Junior High.

Someone posted: He was my teacher in 7th grade and I’m a teacher now too!  Thank you Mr. Mathias for teaching me math and helping me get over my math phobia!

Jill Gipson also sent along this photo of the faculty of Emerson School, which she thinks was taken in April of 1959.

Emerson Teacher

Emerson Teachers

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About Katherine Crosier

I am an organist in Honolulu—a rare breed of folks who play the King of Instruments! Through stories, photos, and videos, this blog is a diary of my musical journey ... and my family just groans!

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