I student taught at Scarlett and then taught vocal music for Basil at Scarlett for 11 semesters. In 35 years of teaching I relied on the lessons he taught me in those first six years in public school education. When he found out Cherry and I were expecting our first child he sat me down to ask all the pertinent questions a father would have asked: What insurance did we have? Were we renting or buying? Were we signed up for the retirement plan? He was a gifted educator, exemplary administrator, and a wonderful human being. All who met him were fortunate.