Rest in peace, Sir.
Best teacher I've ever had.
Phenomenal teacher and human being.
I had him as a teacher for Music, and not only learned a lot from him, but just genuinely felt like he was invested in everyone's success, interested in getting to know each of his students and everyone absolutely loved him. I had tons of friends in the band, and my brother that had gone ahead of me, and I had never ever heard anyone say anything remotely negative about him. He was an exceptional teacher, that made me feel excited for class, and happy to know him.
Sir was one of the most caring, influential people I've known. So very caring. So very helpful. He's fun and positive. I've known him for 18 years. Always a pleasure to be around. Such a special person.
Sir was my teacher for 5 years. I was involved in Band, Jazz Band, Pit Band and was the n band president in my graduating year. I have never met a person who has impacted me so much. He cared about all of us and was always available to give a listening ear. He was like a father to me. 16 Years have passed since I left Bell and I have never forgotten him. I even made it a point to visit him at time. He loved music and he truly loved the students he taught.
He was both of my children's music teacher. As a parent, I found him very approachable and caring. He was one of the best teachers my children had. He was always interested in the welfare of all his students. And even after my oldest had graduated, he would ask how she was doing in university. There is no way he is guilty of any of the charges.
Sir is not only an amazing teacher but an inspiring mentor to myself and many students at Bell. He is one of the kindest, most caring people I have ever had the honour of knowing. Thank you Sir for an amazing high school experience!
Sir is one of the most genuinely warm and caring souls, and an incredibly knowledgeable music teacher. Seven years of post-secondary education later, I have been fortunate enough to have many inspirational teachers cross my path, but never one that has equalled this man. Thank you for everything, Sir!
Sir is a very kind teacher, who had so much knowledge about his subject. He is always there for his students, to help them with schoolwork and with life issues. I enjoyed having him as a teacher
Amazing and caring. Can never think of anything negative to say, ever. You don't have to have had a class for him to care about you and ask about you when you run into him in the halls. 5 years out of high school and I still think he's the sweetest, most genuine teacher ever.
Mr. Stanutz is an exceptional teacher. He cares for everyone and does not only guide students in their class studies, but also with any problems they may encounter. He is nothing but amazing. I came to Bell High School because I wanted to be taught by him; my siblings and parents preach his phenomenal ability to teach and his kind and gentle character. I have never in my life heard a bad word spoken about Mr. Stanutz. He is loved by all his students and co-workers.
Sur was nothing but the nicest.
He was an amazing teacher and mentor.
His teaching by far goes beyond just music. Lessons of life were learned in Sir's classroom. He was truly one of the most cherished influences in my life and I'll always owe a lot to him.
Unexplainable, you cannot form words about how kind and gentle of a person Sir truly was and still is. #FreeSir
amazing teacher and overall just a kind, gentle presence at Bell. These accusations are ridiculous and unbelievable... #FreeSir
It's been a while since I've thought of Bell and music class and Mr. Stanutz...graduated in 1993...spent a lot of time in class, band and extracurricular (God selling those oranges & grapefruits!!) Have only wonderful things to say...what a most sincere and dedicated teacher who just wanted us to make wonderful music (in highschool that's a big challenge). Thanks for the wonderful memories.
Class of 1999. I spent four years in his classes and in different bands and musicals. He remains the best teacher I ever had. The music room was a safe space for me and many others to learn and grow. He was always supportive, kind, and caring. He taught us how to be better people. I will always be grateful for his important role in my life.
11 years out of high school and still one of the best teachers I've had in my life. Nothing short of inspirational.
He is a wonderful person and teacher.
He is an amazing music teacher. He knows his stuff and he is wonderful at explaining information.
Best Teacher I have ever had!
Sir is easygoing, kind, and a fantastic teacher. He lives up to his great reputation and I am sad that I won't have more time with him due to his retirement.
Sir is one of the kindest people I know. He always supported his Students no matter who they were, or what they planned on doing in life. He often reminded his students that grades do not define you and that you should follow your passion. By far one of my favourite teachers. He's one of the reasons I love high school.
Sir is a kind, fun, and genuinely caring man. I truly enjoyed taking his classes.
He is genuinely one of the kindest souls I have ever met and I have nothing but respect for him. People are often too quick to judge without even knowing the truth, he was and is a wonderful human being. We love you Sir.
He is an amazing teacher and he truly pours his heart and soul into his work.
Sir taught me how to play my instrument (and several new ones!), how to be a musician, and most importantly how to be a good, responsible, caring human being. I spent as much of my spare time in high school as possible in his music room. Far and away the best teacher I've ever known and probably the biggest influence in who I was to become after high school.
Sir is the kind of teacher that everyone respects and loves, and I have yet to meet another teacher that is so universally praised. I am lucky to have had him as a teacher.
It's been roughly 4yrs since I left high school and Mr.Stanutz still remains as the best teacher in my entire life. He has been my great life mentor and his beautiful soul deserves to be praised. I respect him as another human-being and my life wouldn't have been the same without meeting him. For the 3-long-years living as an International student in Ottawa,facing lots of struggles alone, he meant a lot to me. And I truly believe that the truth is always there to be. Thank you, and love you sir!
I only spent one year at Bell High School but he was an amazing teacher which I'll never forget. Those accuses just seem unreal..
Coming in as a insecure and really a lost high school student Mr. Stanutz (Sir) really helped me find my way at Bell High School. He was an amazing teacher, mentor, and overall a great person to be around. Well respected by ALL students at Bell, he created an incredible experience for me and many other students who had the pleasure of meeting and being taught by him. Not only did he create some of the most successful, and well known extra curriculars at the school, but memories too. #FreeSir
Sir is without a doubt the most caring, dependable and trustworthy teacher I have ever known. He is an amazing educator who is like a second father to his students. He represents the best any teacher or indeed person can strive for. He has, and will continue to have my utmost support and I wish him nothing but the best.
One of the best teachers I've ever hard. He taught me the meaning of maturity and completely changed my perspective of school. Definitely 10/10 recommend him as a teacher.
Mr. Stanutz or as we call him "Sir" is the most incredible teacher I've ever encountered. He knows what everyone is capable of and helps you along until you achieve your goal. I had him him for music class and he was always knowledgable, engaged, helpful, and made me actually want to go to school in the morning just so I could attend his class. By far one of the best teachers out there. I have nothing but great things to say about him! We love you Sir
The type of teacher that would make your day just by a simple smile.
Mr. Stanutz is an amazing teacher and person. He has been a huge help to many students and is extremely loved throughout Bell High School. He is a caring, helpful, knowledgable, empathetic man. He will definitely be a teacher I will never forget. He took great passion in his job and dedicated his time to helping students learn and grow into successful adults.
Timothy Stanutz is the definition of an amazing human being. He is without a doubt one of the best people to have ever stepped foot in Bell High School. He is a caring, loving, knowledgeable, and an understanding soul, and always puts his students first. This man has done so much good for countless individuals and I have nothing but the utmost respect for him.
Best teacher I've had by far. Not only is the institution he teaches about music and the arts, but morality, the injustice of the world and all the wrong that people face or have suffered. He gives perspective to culture and the arts. He's the most brave teacher, and confident in all the academics and teachings he does. Mr. Stanutz, aka Sir, has been a supporter to hundreds and thousands of students he has taught throughout the 30 + years he's been at Bell. I'm grateful for all that he's done.
Class of 2005 alumnus here. I had a rough time throughout my high school years and being involved with the many music programs with Mr. Stanutz really helped me to keep my sanity. Instrumental music, band, computers and music, guitar, or just hanging out in the music room and listening to whatever awesome music he was currently hooked on...nothing but amazing memories. A very talented musician and teacher. Very well respected by everyone.
He was a fantastic teacher and impacted me a lot. I know he was very important to many other students as well. I refuse to believe these charges are true as I spent plenty of time alone with him, as other girls did, and he was always very professional and the time was spent helping me with music or other issues! I hope his reputation isn't ruined permanently and he can get back to changing lives!! Love you Sir!
Like many here, Tim Stanutz was my favourite teacher (and homeroom teacher) at Bell High School (class of 1994). I spent many hours in his classroom involved in many of Bell's musical programs. I hope Mr. Stanutz is cleared of charges and can get back to teaching. He had a profound impact on me and others in my class and helped shape a whole generation of upstanding young adults.
I only heard wonderful things about him as a teacher. Today's news is shocking. Praying that it is not true.
He's the best teacher I have ever had! I wanted every class to be music class with him.
Such a great teacher
Impossible not to like him unless you're salty about being bad
He is a beautiful person and a very knowledgable teacher
Best teacher ever
My life has changed because of Sir. He is honestly the best teacher I've every had. If you have him, you're lucky. His chill nature but thoughtful comments has had a really profound impact on my life. So much of what I do today was affected by him. It's a shame he's retiring because I've never been happier in music class than with him teaching.
THe best music teacher I ever had. He made me passionate about composition and theory as well as performance!
He's pretty much my second father. He's wonderful! I can always count on him to get me through the day. Honestly the nicest teacher I've ever met.
Super nice. Easy marker. Really fun. Wonderful teacher overall.
Mr. Stanutz was my homerrom teacher during my first semester of grade 9. He taught me the beginner music course. He is an incredible teacher and made music seem easy even to someone who had never read
I've never had a more amazing and understanding teacher in my life. He's helped me understand my talent and interest in music more than I could've ever imagined.
The best teacher I have ever met at Bell High School. A message to any Bruin reading this - if you're thinking about taking a music class with Sir, DO IT! If you can stay focused enough to listen to
He's awesome. He is a hard-working and dedicated music teacher. He cares and listens to students, parents and fellow teacher. If you don't get along with him, you're crazy!
He has got to be the best music teacher ever. He knows the instruments and gets the students. He also likes to talk about current issues that relate to the school and wants to hear your opinions.
i really liked him, he really didn't like me. we had a lot of arguments. I was in his class for gr 11 and 12 music, and for 2 yrs of jr and 2 yrs of sr, as well as a yr of jazz. Still didn't like me:(
Tim Stanutz was a very serious, yet seriously fun music teacher. He loves music, and it is very apparent. I was a student of his back in the late-80's - I loved being in his class, even though I was just another "bone-head" :) I also participated in both Jr & Senior band - kept that up because of Mr. Stanutz. As a final note, he demonstrated great kindness and concern one day when he noticed I looked rough, asked me if I had food for lunch, and gave me $5 to get some! I loved this man!
Very impressed by this man. Need more people like him in the world.
Seriously the best teacher I have ever had. He made me realise what I really want to do in life, and made me go for it! Great teacher, and an even better person. 5 years wasn't enough
Hey everyone...this has not a whole lot to do with the site but...he's my uncle...in the arts camp ( his camp), he was a great guitar teacher. C ya at the next camp "SIR":):)
one of the best teachers any scholl will come across. Sir rocks. Taught me some neat and amazing things. The trip to victoria was super fun.
Sir is an amazingly nice guy. He takes things a little quickly for the beginners, but is always willing to help.
One of the best teachers I have ever had. He has taught me things I have taken with me years after high school. A fantastic teacher and a great friend. A+
i m in love with mr.stanutz! he's the kind of person that makes you feel like you are important as an individual. Sweetest man ever!
Wow...sir is really cool. His musical talent is really wow.
He's...wow. just wow. He's wonderful. Words can't express how much I love this teacher.
One of Bells finest teachers! Mr. Stanutz will be one of those teacher who you will never forget!
He's AWESOME! No doubt about it he's the best teacher at bell....
Sir was the greatest teacher ever! Loves teaching, loves his students, loves music. A thoroughly enjoyable 5 years with him! We love you Sir!
SIR is amazing. He is tough when he's supposed/needs to be and gives you honest advice on almost everything in life.
You can't get much better than Mr. Stanutz! He brings out the best in all of us.
The most incredibe teacher and friend.If you just want someone to talk to,he's the guy.What I would do without music is beyod me.He's the bestest friend ever...
Sir was such a great teacher and friend my 5 years at Bell. I will be forever greatful for the wonderful gift of music he gave to me :)
amazing, just amazing. i loved this teacher, he just loves music and is so inspiring.
Music before SIR was horrible! He brougt out the best player in me and even when i just wanted to give up music, he was there... Now all I want to do is PLAY!!!
He's the kind of teacher that just likes the music and likes what he's doing
best music teacher known to man...easy to talk to and joke with, he has a grampa sweater!....thats always fun
SIR is the best! He can be tough sometimes but most of the time he is not. Great teacher :)
A wonderful teacher and person. He sometimes needs to push his students more (especially the band)
He's the only teacher that knows what he's doing. Sir, youre the best :)