Local Teacher Recognized for Four Decades of Service

Posted: May 6, 2013 at 5:33 pm

Senator Cathy Giessel will be visiting the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce tomorrow to present a legislative citation to a local teacher. Nikiski High School teacher Bob Bird said he’s taught for almost four decades…


Bird: “Absolutely nothing. Senator Giessel asked that I show up to the Soldotna Chamber and I presume when a person has finished 39 years of teaching that people are going to say nice things about you and I’m very grateful.”


Mr. Bird said he’ll be scaling back his teaching load next year…


Bird: “Well I intend to teach next year on a part-time basis, perhaps as a semiretired teacher and perhaps as a home school tutor and I will be exploring those possibilities in the very near future. I think God made me a teacher and I still have my mind and my body in fairly good shape and I intend to use it for the purposes that God made me.”

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One Comment to “Local Teacher Recognized for Four Decades of Service”

  • John Terry says:

    As an old college friend and room mate of Bob, who has kept in touch somewhat, I am sure that all of us who knew him were sure that he would do well in what ever he choose to pursue. I am sure many of us look back to our days at Bemidji State Univ. and can easily say they were some of the best times of our life.Some of those times could also be great entertainment value on the comedy central channel for some late night stand -up comedy.Congrats to Mr. Robert M. Bird on a job well done for those who have been lucky enough to have had him as a teacher in school and in life.