What is it about math teachers. I had a gruff one in high school, too. Mr. Glendenning. But it turned out that he was the sweetest man when he didn’t have chalk in his hand. I used to love seeing him walk in the door of my mom’s shop when I was working the counter – I knew he’d poke fun at me for something but always with an affectionate twinkle in his eye. I think that the time I fell butt-first into an industrial trash can in front of his class endeared me to him forever.
So meet Jim O’Connor – menacing math teacher? Maybe. But it’s what he does outside of school that will have you cooing at your computer screen. BIGGEST. SOFTIE. EVER. And a good reminder that people aren’t always what they seem – in the best of ways!
Check out this short clip about the amazing extra curricular activity he’s had for the last 20 years: