Renate VerMeer

Santa Rosa, California



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Renate ("Mrs. McEnroe") VerMeer July 21, 1922 - July 17, 2019 Renate VerMeer (known in her Santa Rosa community for many years as "Mrs. McEnroe") positively impacted the lives and education of hundreds and hundreds of children, first through sixth grades. Having taught elementary school in...

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There are very few teachers whose names I remember as I get older, but Mrs. McEnroe is definitely one I remember! She was my 5th grade teacher at Strawberry, and we all knew she truly cared about her students - she challenged us to always do our very best. One of the toughest but best teachers I had.

Mrs McEnroe was an incredible teacher. I had the pleasure of having Mrs McEnroe as a teacher in 5th grade back in 1975. Over the summer she personally drove out to my house to give me a selection of books to read over the summer. Among them were biographies of George Washington Carver and Harriet Tubman - books which would influence my values and interest in reading for the rest of my life. She was a gifted and inspiring person. I am grateful to have had her in my life as an instructor and...