Crestview Middle staff members, past and present, gathered inside the school’s library for a special dedication presentation in late August. Jan Korns and Sue Curtis, who both taught and served in the Rockwood School District for many years, unveiled a brand-new book bin as well as a classic book collection for the students and staff of Crestview. The bin was created in honor of longtime Crestview teacher Linda Speicher, who served as a teacher in Rockwood from 1969 to 1999 and volunteered in the district for another 20 years. Following her recent death, Korns and Curtis organized a donation effort to give back to the school where Speicher spent all of her teaching years.
“We sincerely hope the book bin will aid in the return and timely circulation of books,” Korns said. “The addition of the classic book collection in the library offers updated, trendy volumes to pique students’ interest in reading the classic literature that Speicher so dearly loved to teach in her great books classes as well as recommend to students looking for a good read.”
The tall, wooden book bin will be located outside the main doors of the library. On the front of the bin, patrons will see a dark, shiny plate that is etched with Speicher’s name, Crestview’s logo and a message that reads: “For 50+ years of teaching, volunteering and serving in the Crestview Community.”