In her 30 years in the classroom, Eva Doyle, '75, '82, said she never met a child too troublesome to teach.
“Principals sent students to me that other teachers couldn’t handle,” said Doyle, who taught kindergarten through sixth grade in the Buffalo Public Schools, including the College Learning Laboratory (Campus West) at Buffalo State, until retiring in 2004. She could relate to the children, having grown up in a tough Buffalo neighborhood herself.
“I respected who they were and where they came from,” said Doyle, who graduated from East High School in 1964.
In 1997, Doyle was named one of 34 outstanding teachers in the country by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, and she traveled to Washington, D.C., to discuss the top educational issues with the other winners.
“I was always the teacher who went beyond the call of duty,” she said. “If we could go home at 2:25, I’d stay until 4:00 p.m. or later.”
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