A great teacher and a great friend.He helped me in many ways of my like . When i had a problem in school (FRANKLIN EL.) he always was there for me and always had time to listen. A great all around person.
Mr. Selvaka was the epitome of what an educator should be. As Principal while I attended Franklin Elementary, I recall only smiles and kind words from this man who had the ultimate authority over the school. He was loved and respected by all. It's been over 37 years since I was his student and I am deeply saddened by his passing. The world lost a good one and heaven rejoices. God bless the family
Mr Selavka was a gentleman through and through. To read of his distinguished military service is to grow ever more fond of the man who I believe edified what a true educator was. His smile, his laugh, his passion for teaching, and his hope in a better tomorrow are just a few of the memories I have of the man...the gentle man...who was my 6th grade teacher and the principle of Franklin Elementary for so very many years. To his family, I speak on behalf of all FES students in saying 'Thank you for sharing him with us all.'
Remember him as a great Principal and Teacher. We who had him in our lives are better people because of him. So happy he lived such a long and fulfilled life...can't help but wish that for everyone.
Mr Selavka was a perfect example of a teacher. He touched many lives in such a positive manner. God bless him and may he rest in peace.
Mr selavka brought fun, joy and kindness to Franklin students including myself. He will be always remembered as a wonderful teacher and man
All 3 of my children were lucky enough to have Mr. Selavka for a teacher at Franklin Elementary School in the late 1980's and early 1990's. They thought he was a great teacher and made learning fun. He lived down the road from us and for many years after when we would drive past his home, they would speak of him and wonder how he was doing. Was so sorry when he lost his wife. Later years he would come to my place of employment and if I was lucky to see him there, he would always stop and chat and ask how the kids were doing and remarking how proud he was of all of them. He was a dear, sweet man and you have our sincere sympathy having lost him. I will think of him and smile for many years to come.
With Deepest Sympathy,
The Officers and Members of the 4th District Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Michael Selavka was the single greatest influence on my academic career; I thank him for helping me get to where I am today. He was an amazing educator and influence on those at Franklin Elementary.