Rick was a second father to me he taught me how to value otherès opinions and my own, he taught me the value of diversity and free speech, and the taught me everything I know about music.
he was a man who expressed himself through sound, and he showed me how to do so too.
his love and dedication were projected onto every student he taught, and they all felt it.
His dedication to his studentès was his end, but I know he was happy knowing that was how he went.
Thank you, Rick, for everything.
Rick was hands down the best teacher to ever have walked through the elmwood doors, the poor man battled his illness with a smile on his face, never showed a sign of pain or weakness, you could really tell he was only in it for the kids, no matter how bad he felt, you'd still see him at the school, rick never cared about what any person thought, he called out teachers who didnt care for the students. He just made it very apparent that he loved teaching at elmwood and loved the students genuinely
Just a homie g he's the realest
hes the real mvp and the best coach ever
Great teacher r.i.p
500 words would not even begin to give me next to enough words to describe my experience with rick. he was like a father to me always smiling always encouraging me to become my best. I love him with all my heart. I miss you rick untill we meet again see you at the cross roads <3
Rick was the best teacher at elmwood he was there for everybody and would help everyone that he could when they were going through a rough time. Rest In Peace Rick I miss you so much already
He was the most kindest loving person I ever met he was my role model
He got.me though he tough times
He was an amazing teacher, very funny & honest. He will always be remember on what he did best & how much love he had for Elmwood. May he rest easy. x
Rick has been a teacher to all of my four children. He is one guy who is loved by all. I was amazed at how much you could see he cared. He was with some of them in grade school and then all of them in junior high and high school. He was part of their football experience, went to all the graduations and i have seen him at some of the kids wedding socials. He is an amazing teacher and friend to the kids. He is now in the hospital suffering from a heart attack and may not make it. God bless him!
rick is the best damn teacher i've ever had! he's the perfect teacher by the way he teaches and connects with his students. he's pretty awesome
Rick Symonds is by far teh best teacher i have ever had, the way he teaches the classes is unique and he actually cares about his students, he even managed to pull me out of depression make me have self confidence in my self, in other words, make sure you have him as a teacher, it will be the best time of your life
I had Rick in Kindergarden at George the fifth, I grew up knowing him and was proud he was at my graduation. He is a great person and a great teacher. He also plays wicked guitar :)
OMG Rick Is The Best Teacher Ever Elmwood Will Never Be The Same If He Leaves
Awesomest teacher he is really an over-achiever...way to go