A student’s perspective
February 28, 2002
After reading some of the articles and editorials in the paper recently concerning Tom Farrell, I wanted to share my opinion from a high school student’s perspective.
I have known Tom as a teacher, mentor and friend for five years. In that time he has had a huge impact on the path I’ve chosen to follow in high school.
Being a member of his class, Captain’s Club, has challenged me to make good, healthy decisions and provided a support system. Although academics are a primary focus at school, we are also building lifelong skills and developing as individuals.
Tom Farrell is an inspiring and respected role model at the high school. Although he challenges us to make the right decisions, he accepts that making mistakes is part of growing and strives to educate rather than discipline.
He is a visible figure around the school and his office door is always open. Because he can relate to students and does not judge, we are more apt to listen and his messages have significant impact.
I, for one, am a better person because of Tom Farrell’s confidence in the person I am becoming. We are fortunate to have him as the leader of the Aspen School District.
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Lacee Patterson, senior
Aspen High School