Allen Kramer was the consummate high-school teacher, the best educator I ever encountered. This comparison includes the collective company of all my college professors.
I feared him, this dark-bearded man, mainly for the subjects he taught, his dreaded college-bound mathematics courses.
I was, in no way, his best student. During his 37 years as a teacher, I'm certain I'm not even listed among his top 1,000 students.
Still, I learned a great deal from this smart, focused man.