I still tell the story of the time Mrs. Kingsbury gave us a pop quiz on "Lord of the Flies" when I was in high school. As she handed the essays back, we were lectured on how bad they were. Only one was worthy of her class and an A grade. She started reading the essay and I recognized it as my own. That alone thrilled me. When she was done, in front of the whole class, she announced, "A's are reserved for God. And Rebecca DiMeo." Then she handed it back. Priceless! You better believe I remember everything she ever taught me... SCAHS Class of '80.
I have such amazing memories of Mrs k from the early 70's at SCASD. I really hated English and Lit until I met her and had her as a teacher! She made the class interesting and fun! She was also such a wonderful role model! Thank you for sharing her with me and all of her other students! she was truly amazing! May your fond memories of her bring you peace!
Callie Kingsbury was one of a kind. She was a women of considerable wit and humor. I delighted in her memorable laugh that seemed to keep a sense of well-being alive. I also treasured her generous spirit and insight as a teacher of my daughter, mother of one of my students, and a friend. Her company was a blessing I will always treasure. My heart goes out to her family.
My heart goes out to all of you; full of love and affection for your amazing mother who shared so much of her wisdom with me and so many others for oh so many years and always somehow found the patience, humor and grit to deal with the 10th grade mind and spirit. Love.
Mrs. Kingsbury was an outstanding teacher and role model. I am forever grateful for a magical 10th grade learning from her and Dr. Wilkerson. That was world class.
Patrick Lynch SCAHS '85.