Educator, Molder of Men and Women
Virtually every high school principal has at least a Master’s Degree. Don Bennett, one of the most respected high principals ever to serve in Pennsylvania’s Shenango Valley, went beyond that to complete additional graduate school courses.
But that’s probably not what made him so successful as a basketball coach, teacher, and school administrator. More likely, he learned his most important lessons outside of school: facing life without a father from age 7; picking worms off tomatoes and bugs off potatoes; going door to door selling vegetables; handling molten steel and shoveling slag in a mill; bouncing a ball on hardwood floors; learning to cope with wins and losses; enjoying success and coping with disappointments. [Read more…]