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Partners in Education: Jack and Sue Whittemore's story

Posted at 9:38 AM, Jul 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-27 11:10:35-04

Jack and Sue Whittemore, have been married for 63 years, and they're still love birds.

Natives of Pittsburgh, they've traveled all over the country.

Along with their love for each other, the other passion the two share, is their love of teaching.

"I subbed for a while in Southborough, and Westborough, Northborough, Massachusetts, taught first grade for several years, in Southborough until, we moved to Green Bay" said Sue.

Jack and Sue moved to Green Bay in 1971, and has been teaching for different schools ever since.

"It's been a lot of fun, I think that one thing that always impressed me was the comraderies with the other teachers" said Jack.

They adored the students.

"What was your favorite part about teaching?" a question asked to Jack.

"Oh, when I survived one day no I think it's the fact, that they come back, I have one couple who came back who met in my class at NWTC, and they got engaged" said Jack.

Principal of Green Bay East High School Lori Frerk recalled Jack and Sue's impact on many people.

"Patience they've had with students, they've seen some major changes since when they began to teach to when they've finished subbing, when they began to teach there were no computers, they've been able to relate every generation and every change, relate with students and staff adapt and adjust, the patience and the caring for kids," said Frerk.

An impact on the students but also an accomplishment for the two they'll surely never forget.