David Stickney passed away today. RIP.
Wonderful teacher, wonderful man. Explains difficult math concepts that students don't care about to make them truly understand, remember, and care. Genuinely cares about his students. Inspiring. Motivational. Honestly can't put it into words. Best!
He gave me The New Dictionary of Thoughts in 1980. He wrote a lovely note and card to me thanking me for my faithful service as an attendance keeper, and my smile. I always smile when I pick it up.
I value my learning from Dave Stickney's 1970s math classes, and apply them almost everyday. I am now in a PhD program. Thanks Mr. S!
I'm currently a 3rd year University student. I haven't seen or heard from Stickney in over 4 years... until today. He just so happened to call the bookstore that I work at, and I instantly recegonized his voice. Crazy isn't it. I remember doing quite poorly in his class, but never was I so challenged and motivated to try. I loved it. To this day, I tell people about my high school math teacher who would walk up to the chalkboard and in half a second, make a perfect circle. So inspirational and memorable.
Best Teacher Ever. His OAC Finite class was legendary.
Mr. Stickney was not a good teacher in my experience. Treated the best students like stars, helped the poor performers, but ignored everyone in the middle. No impact on my life!
Easily the best math teacher ever. Knows practically *everything* math-related. Tests are hard, but he actually teaches! Can do sin(27) * sqrt(41) in his head in ~30sec to 2d.p.
Mr. Stickney - you were such an inspiration. I am a grade 5 teacher now because of you. Thanks for everything :)
you actually learn something when he teaches, can make even trig identities feel as easy as addition
Always celebrate when I can actually learn something, that is when he subs.
I learned more yesterday in the 20mins he teaching us then i have alot year! Best teacher there ever was.
Amazing teacher and really cared, like when he started an early morning math class, teaching on your own time, now that is commitment
BEST TEACHER AT LHS, HANDS DOWN!!! Unbelievable understanding of Math and exceptional ability to teach concepts in Math clearly!
Best math teacher. I have friends of my parents ask about him. He is great, I wish I had him this year. He has helped me eventhough he is not my teacher.
he almost failed me, but he is still one of the coolest teachers
Amazing teacher! He’s smart, he’s clear and he motivates you. He might not look it, but he’s very funny too. I’ll never have a teacher as great as him!
Sticks is the man!! Awesome man inside and outside of school. And absolutly hilarious!! Also, he had Eric...so he must be cool!! :)
awsome awsome awsome teacher... terrified me in gr10 but wow im so glad i had him... pushes you to do your best.. he made my lhs experience, what a great guy -G
Best teacher ever!!! Class is hard, but he is a really good person and teacher!
okay, i'll admit it, you scare me, but i really REALLY liked you, you only supplied for three classes but i learned more that week than all semseter..
A passion for teaching and his students, as an alumni, I see how great he is.