Kudos to the Times-Picayune's touching article about the closing of Grace King High School, where I met Robert Flannery, who substitute taught there for the past seven years. He retired with the closing of Grace King.
The students loved "Mr. Robert," and he loved them. Robert had that skill of connecting with students. He received a standing ovation with cheers when his name was mentioned at this year's graduation.
Many people do not know that Robert donated his entire salary to help the students of Grace King for seven years.
Thank you, Robert, and all the dedicated teachers and staff from Grace King High School. We will miss you.