From 1957-60, Mrs. Adey was my Spanish teacher for three years and my English teacher for one year at Travis High School. She was a very caring, conscientious and no-nonsense teacher who was admired and respected by everyone I knew. She awakened an interest in Mexico in me that persists more than 50 years later. I have a sense that if all schools were staffed with teachers of Margaret Adey's caliber, this country would have an educational system second to none.
I have wonderful memories of Mrs. Adey as a participant in the Spanish Workshop in Monterrey in 1958 and the extension trip to Mexico, D.F. The classes in history and folk dancing really spoke to me. I went on to get a Ph.D in Mexican History and taught for 45 years. Mrs. Adey had a profound influence on many of us and I send my condolences to the family.
Ellen Howell Myers, San Antonio
Margaret Adey was an incredible language teacher as so many of her students have attested on these pages. I shall never forget the banner above her classroom door at Crockett High School: "Español-La Lengua de los ángeles". Nor will I forget the boy whom I was congratulating on his success at the Austin ISD Foreign Language Festival who told me that he did it "for Mrs. Adey". Plus, what a wonderful honor for our school district to have the author of so many advanced Spanish books in our ranks! She was also a cooperating teacher to so many Spanish student-teachers who went on to becoming wonderful teachers in their own wright. I don't think they make many like Margaret Adey anymore.
Michael G. Hydak, Ph.D.
Instructional Coordinator, Foreign Languages and Journalism, 1982-2009 (retired)
Austin Independent School District
Mrs. Adey was an inspiration in the Crockett High school classroom where she taught me from 1969-1971. She instilled a lifelong passion for the Spanish language and culture that I carry with me through life. Gracias, Sra. Adey.
Mrs. Adey taught more than language. She taught us to value differences in culture, language, history. My grasp of Spanish may have slipped a bit, but not the life lessons she taught.
Jackie Smith Littleton (Travis 58)