My favorite memory of our dear Mr.Whyte was his many jump suits he owned. He will always be one of my Teachers who left an impression. He was a man full of knowledge. He taught his students to love English.
Thank you Mr. Whyte for being a part of my life.
Mr. Whyte was one of my favorite teachers and one of the reasons I became an English teacher. I still have "Friends, Romans, countryment..." memorized, and my students today also have to learn a Shakespeare speech. What an inspiration. Thanks, Mr. Whyte.
Mr. Whyte was my FAVORITE teacher while attending ALHS in 1985.
Senior year, I had book fees / fines of some sort and if I didn't pay them, I wouldn't graduate.
Mr. Whyte paid the fees out of his pocket so I could graduate!
A great teacher and even greater human being!!
RIP Mr. Whyte
Would pass me by as I waited for the city bus to pick me up to take me to AL. Then one day, he stopped me in the hall to make sure I was who he kept seeing waiting for the bus in all types of weather. From then on until I got a car, he insisted he give me a ride to school each day with no expectation of anything in return. He and his mother were the sweetest people, heart always in the right place.
I am sorry to hear of Mr. Whyte's passing. I am so grateful that I got the chance to have him as a teacher; I had him for Senior Literature, and will always remember his kindness and love of the written word.
What a great teacher and friend he was when I was growing up. A kind man with at huge heart.
My heart is heavy with the sorrow of another family member leaving us. Don Whyte. A true friend, adopted grandfather, and wise person who touched my family in many ways. You were a blessing to us all through the years Don. You are missed. We would ask that God grant you the many blessings that you bestowed upon us. See you later my friend.
Mr. Whyte was my English teacher in 10th grade. He was an excellent teacher who brought out the best in his students. He was a kind, patient man --we are all better because of him.
I taught English with Don at Abraham Linclon High School until he retired. I looked up to him as a colleague/mentor. His senior English classes were professional and academic. Students learned and still had a good time (That's what teaching is all about...learning and having fun at the same time.)I missed him when he retired and I know he's teaching Shakespeare somewhere and loving every minute. Jacque (Hall) Stouffer
The Council Bluffs Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution pays a tribute & deepest gratitude to Donald Whyte for the sacrifice he made for our country.
He was one of my favorite teachers and I always enjoyed his English class at Kirn Jr High. He will be missed by a lot of us.
He was not only a colleague/mentor, but a good friend. We had such fun sharing stories in the hallway when our classrooms were beside each other. Don would be laughing, then suddenly become very serious..when he walked back into class:-) Was so glad to reconnect with him recently at Regency. We had some wonderful visits, reminiscing about our time at Kirn. RIP, my friend.
Mr. Whyte was an outstanding teacher. He introduced his 15 year old students to authors and literature that they could appreciate for their entire lives; and to this day I use many things that I learned in his Creative Writing class. In honor of Mr. Whyte I want to remind all of us to never end a sentence with a preposition. Jim Brantz, Boulder, Colorado .
"MR." Whyte was a consummate professional. He extracted the best from all students. I'll never forget diagramming sentences. He made learning a challenge yet rewarding- a skill most teachers struggled to master. I will always be indebted to this man for his ability to reach ,foster, and extract my limited aptitudes in the classroom. "A true teachers teacher". I'm just thankful God blessed us with "MR." Whyte
Mr. Whyte was a gentleman and excellent teacher. I was able to thank him for his teaching skill many years ago after he retired. I have many fond and funny memories of being in his classroom. His retirement was a loss to CBPS. My sympathy to family and close friends.
Don was not only my Grandpa but also a great, loving, funny and intelligent man. I have fond memories of him that will forever make me smile when reminiscing of being a young child. I will keep him close to my heart always. <3
Mr. Whyte was a truly inspiring and gifted teacher; I still remember everything he taught me in creative writing class and am grateful for his support of me as a student and musician. I send all my condolences to his family.
I first met Don in 1990 serving on a teacher-student committee at Abraham Lincoln. I learned he was a leader among his peers and loved to bring out the best in his students. My family and I loved Don. While not in the blood line - we were family. We "adopted" each other 23 years ago, spending birthdays, Christmas, Thanksgivings, and other holidays together. I am lucky to have known Don as a teacher, mentor, and best of all, "friend". He has shaped the man I've become and inspired me to see the world from new perspectives. Some students knew him as "tough but fair" - a very serious man who had passion and loved his work and the students he taught. I also discovered Don "the man" - warm, honest, humorous, thoughtful, and always giving of himself for others. He is the most generous person I've known. What an honor to celebrate your life, old buddy. We are so blessed to have had you for the time we did. Your memory lives inside me...“Think where man's glory most begins and ends and say – my glory was that I had such friends” Yeats
Mr. Whyte was my AP English teacher and THE reason I got a 5 on the AP test. I was privileged to have him late in his career when he didn't care about the administration and just taught and spoke from his heart. He could always see through my bull and wasn't afraid to call me on it. He brought out the best in me and made me raise my own expectations. Mr. Whyte, thank you for parallel construction, for Othello, and for throwing an eraser at Ricco's head. You'll always be one of my favorites.
To add to my earlier entry. God bless him for his service in defense of our country.
Mr. Whyte was a great teacher at Kirn & AL. He loved the language of story telling and helped us see what he loved. He also always seemed to be a very good human being with an air of noble kindness. My condolences to his loved ones.
Had many wonderful years teaching with Don at Abraham Lincoln High School. He was always so much fun, both in school and out. He was great friend and teacher.
I must go down to the seas again, the lonely seas & sky. All I need is a tall ship and stars to steer her by.
This man did it right. The best English teacher anyone could ever have. Truly a perfectionist who pulled perfection out of you.
He taught me at both Kirn and AL. The consumate professional. My English is better for knowing him.
so sorry to hear of Mr. Whyte's passing...he was an awesome teacher.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I had Mr. Whyte as a teacher and learned alot from him.