In Memory

James (Jim) Brown

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04/21/13 06:56 PM #1    

Richard Willits (Willits) (1964)

<Mr. Brown was  a mentor to me when I was 16-17 years old and was one of the only teachers that I gave a shit about.

He was real and compassionate and genuine and nonjudgemental .During my J. D. Salinger phase at the time, he was

supportive and seemed to like my work.It was because of his influence and encouragement that I  became an English

 major at K,S.U. Though I strayed from that path, I think of him as one of the best teachers I have ever had and been

influenced by in my life. Mr, Brown - I'm sorry I didn"t tell you this years ago.. R .I.P.-Dick Willits


04/23/13 12:07 AM #2    

John Mahin (1963)

Mr. Brown was one of a very small number of teachers I experienced in my school years who rose to the level of greatness.  He cared about us and he prepared us.  Many years after the 62-63 school year when he taught my senior English class, my son had the priviledge of also experiencing Mr. Brown's teaching skills and caring nature while a student at Johnson County Community College where Jim Brown was then teaching. 

04/25/13 03:38 PM #3    

Marjorie (Jan) Arnold (Metcalf) (1963)

What a super teacher.  I have many wonderful memories from his English class.  A fine man.

04/27/13 10:28 AM #4    

Marilyn Dyer (Rowley) (1963)

I remember often asking kids from an earlier English class what Mr Brown was going to talk about that day! He was that great! I still remember his stories! He was hands down the best teacher I ever had in all of my schooling! 

06/07/13 10:21 AM #5    

Bill Mabus (1963)

It is amazing that everyone remembers this one teacher.  My wife taught for 30 years and now my daughter is a teacher so I really appreciate the contribution Mr. Brown made.  His contribution was much more than just English.  He was an encourager that made us all want to be the best we could at whatever we were doing.  

06/07/13 03:18 PM #6    

Carol Robbins (Church) (1963)

I didn't have Mr. Brown for English, but he was the yearbook advisor.  He was wonderfully patient with an inexperienced staff, and I believe we all thought of him as a true inspiration.  I regret never seeing him again, but glad I told him how much I admired him at the time. 


06/08/13 11:54 AM #7    

Susan A Stoker (Karpen) (1963)

I was fortunate enough to be able to work with Mr. Brown on the Saga staff that first year and be in his English class. One of my strong memories is doing our final senior paper in his class - extensive research and a presentation to the class. I anguished over that presentation and still have the paper with his hand-written comments. He and Mr Cramer (chemistry) are the teachers that I still remember as having a big influence on me. Mr. Brown certainly did have a lot of patience with a totally inexperienced year book staff. It was a great experience!

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