December 17, 2011 in The Dickinson Press
Keith (Bucky) Thompson, 61, made history fun when he taught at Hagen Junior High School for 38 years.
His impact on the lives of students is difficult to measure.
“In 38 years of teaching, thousands of kids have gone through his classroom,” said Kristal Fields, who taught with Thompson for 12 years. “He treated the kids with respect and dignity. The kids knew they could count on him, that he’d be there for him.”
Thompson wanted to keep teaching, but was forced into retirement because of cancer, his wife Debby said.