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November 01, 2013
Mr. Sims was awesome, and always had a great story to tell in class! I will miss him.
October 31, 2013
Mr. Sims was one of the best substitute teachers I have ever had in Middle School. He told the best stories and brightened everyone's day. It's unfortunate that he is no longer with us, but I will always remember what a great teacher he was.
October 31, 2013
Mr. Sims was a the best substitute teacher a person could ask for. He made class fun and interesting. Anyone who went to Lincoln knows that he cared for the students very much. I personally would like to say that you will be truly missed and although we are sad that you are gone we know that Heaven has gained an Angel and that Angel will always be in our hearts.

Malik Moore
September 15, 2013
John Sims, a great man, was a mentor & friend to me from my 1st SBAC Social Sciences Workshops 25 years ago right up to a recent family event. I began Teaching when Quinn Wiggins & John Sims brought our county's Soc.Stud. Teachers together for great inspiration & collaborations. John kept good humour & insight at every juncture when the "Edujargon" & clerical crapola threatened to make Our Callings redundant & dull... A Social Studies Saviour of sorts.
John Sims popped up at Westwood Middle School as a Subst.Teacher after retirement and with all positivity encouraged us to "Keep Fightin' This War On Ignorance!". I loved bumping into him about town..."Drake! You Pirate!" John would exclaim, "Keep Those Minds Exploring! Sail On!"
Recently he crashed our twins' 2nd Birthday Party spilling out into the lobby at the Lakeshore Towers. We knocked back a number of brews, talked of great topics; "All Under The Sun", & enjoyed the company of toddlers, teens, young & old adults into their 90's. All there loved him. I learned of his Kentucky life and we made plans to enjoy sunsets from his high perches here "on the rotting peninsula" and up there...
Every time I reflect on Our Profession (near daily), or go to The Towers, or travel to The Bluegrass State I think of John Sims with happiness & honour. Thank You Sims Family for such an inspiring fellow, such a good comrade! Our World is a better place for having shared him here.
September 14, 2013
Even though I have not talked to John for over 35 yrs., There is no way I could ever forget him. I taught at GHS with John. John was wonderful person, a good friend, and a very dedicated teacher. He was quite special. Wouldn't we all like to be the gifted teacher he was? I had forgotten he was from Ky. Had I known he was in Danville, I would have visited. I go to Lawrenceburg, Ky many times a year. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and to all of his many friends. Connie Kormanyos

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