LeGrand, teachers make a difference [UPDATED]Published 9:36am Tuesday, September 4, 2012 Updated 11:39am Tuesday, September 4, 2012
If teachers and coaches ever questioned whether they are making an impression on students, they need to look no further than the discussions around Fergus Falls following the death of Odis “Oats” LeGrand.
While LeGrand’s many years as a radio announcer also will be remembered, the fact is, many Fergus Falls residents, all of whom are in their fifties and older, recall vivid details about his physical education classes.
The fact is, teachers, who are with our children throughout the day for their formative years, are a huge influence on the lives of our children throughout adulthood.
LeGrand certainly influenced many during his time in Fergus Falls, and he will always be remembered.
But the fact that the memories many have of LeGrand were related to his years as a teacher should give comfort to those in the teaching profession that, yes, they are making a difference.