She was one of the very best teachers I had (1953 geometry) and I had many excellent teachers over the years growing up in Anchorage. She inspired me to be a better student as did Joe Montgomery, Pearl Shockly and Wendell Crouch.
My favorite teacher of all time!
Joan (Downing) Finrow ('60)
What an interesting lady! Quite a legacy. I know she will live on in the lives that she touched.
I am one of the many high school students lucky enough to have had this gifted teacher ease the mathematical mysteries. This community and this world are so much the better for the blessing of her life.
Inevitably, Mary Carle stood high on the pedestal marked "my favorite and best teachers." And I told her so several times when we'd meet at AHS reunions. She invited several students into her home for evening classes in theoretical math. This changed my life and careers in multiple positive ways.