Teachers
ALLEN, Dwight W
BAILEY, Kenneth P
BAUGHMAN, Gerald
COHEN, Jacob
DANDLIKER, John Dean
FLETCHER, Norton
FORRESTER, Jay
GRENFELL, John
GRIGG, Robert
HARBAUGH, Harry
HOLLENBERG, Norman K
HOLTON, Gerald
HUGHES, Mary E
LEWIS, Ruth
LIGHT, Dick
LOPEZ, Louis
LUNDY, Don
MACOMBER, Bob
PLATT, Willard
PRESTON, Blanche
SMITH, Marshall
STUBBE, Marilyn
WATSON, Fletcher
WINSOR, Kenneth
ZNOSKO, Michael
Dwight W Allen
Dr. Dwight W Allen, director of the Science Education Master’s program at Stanford.
Identified a special seminar group which met at his house.
A high-ranking Baha’i and at least as abstemious as y’rs truly.
(Photo).
Later dean of the School of Education at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst; visited him there on one occasion. Abt Associates hired some of his people who, according to scuttlebutt, got him in trouble with the government over mismanagement of funds. Last I heard of him, he was doing educational things in Lesotho.
Kenneth P Bailey
KPBaby The great founding principal of Pacific High School. I am vastly in his debt for promoting my academic career and pushing me to do what I should have been smart enough to do on my own hook.

I remember the day of the Big Snow, which hit while we were in class. Over the loudspeakers, we heard Dr Bailey’s voice: “Now hear this! Now hear this! This is your Captain speaking! School will be dismissed at noon, and your Captain will meet you on the front lawn.” When we emerged, the principal had built a snow-fort, from which he returned the surrounding student body’s enthusiastic snowball fire.

I honor his memory.
Tell me, how many high-school administrators of your acquaintance have walked into a room and received a spontaneous standing ovation from a random collection of students? Didn’t happen every time, but I witnessed it more than once.
Called me “Dick”
Guess they didn’t have room for “Richard.” Or maybe Dr Bailey dictated the text.
One of only three men from whom I’ve answered cheerfully to “Dick” and have never had the temerity to gainsay…
Our Captain
Taught Government: one of the most stimulating segments of my secondary schooling.
His philosophy of Governance
Groomed me for scholarships; Gladys Dyal disapproved of his policies
Strategized for scholarships
Behind publicity campaign
Appointed me to Student Council
Conducted Baccalaureate
Presented Class of 1958
Our principal wasn’t just a pretty face.
A lot of us really did appreciate his leadership..
Got a nice letter of commendation from him.
I owe him a ton and still remember, at least now and then, to thank the Lord explicitly for him.
Gerald Baughman
Faculty adviser to Science Club, if I recall correctly.
Jacob Cohen
By ’72, an eminent statistician, inventor of the concept of statistical power.
Author of Statistical Power Analysis for the Behavioral Sciences, which I automated in Samplecalc.
Superb consultant, especially in the Follow Through analysis project.
I developed great confidence in the depth and breadth of Jack’s wisdom.
In tandem with Dick Light, by far the most effective consultant team we brought aboard.
Needed Jack’s reputation to fight off the criticisms that our results generated.
John Dean Dandliker
My instructor for the second half of my formal schooling in Latin, at Pacific High. Miss Muriel Krouskup provided the first two terms, in junior high. Mr Dandliker was an unhappy young man, whose efforts to gain the respect of his students were largely unsuccessful. I regret that I lacked the maturity and charity to help much.
Norton Fletcher
Past president of the Sandisfield Historical Society.
Resided, providentially, on Beech Plain Road in Sandisfield.
Posed with Willard Platt by the gravestone of sixth great-grandfather Lieutenant Benjamin Smith
Made me official with a Sandisfield Historical Society baseball cap
I’m in his debt for much of the success of my three research visits to the Berkshires.
25 May 2007, posed with Willard again, this time by the stones of Grandpa and Grandma Hurd.
Lunched with Willard and me in the Gentlemen’s Parlor of the New Boston Inn.
I was distressed to learn, when I visited in 2009, that Mrs Fletcher had recently exchanged this world for a better.
Jay W Forrester
Gerald Holton prepared me for Forrester.
Ward Low mentioned that he had come across a technology for, as he put it, “quantifying relevance.”
Cadged an introduction to Professor Jay W Forrester, of MIT’s Sloan School of Management.
A brilliant, eminent, and controversial gentleman, and one to whom I owe a vast debt of gratitude.
Invented and patented core memory for computers.
Clark Abt hired me in 1968, after I applied a Forresterian critique to a model he was developing.
I credit Forrester with any conceptual clarity I may have contributed to Abt Associates.
My doctoral thesis reported a first attempt to apply Forresterian concepts
Built my thesis around an application of his unconventional concepts and techniques.
Took a couple of eye-opening basic courses in “Industrial Dynamics.”
Transformed my previous understandings about human knowledge and how people should apply it.
Agreed to “advise” my doctoral committee.
Showed imagination, flexibility, good will, and charm.
Uncommon willingness to step beyond customary boundaries and his comfort zone.
Felt something like widowhood as I entrusted his copy of the final thesis to the courier system.
First exposure to Forresterian ideas and techniques.
Simulate the operation of causal systems, formulated under Forresterian principles.
Tried to get people to apply half a dozen insights that we owe to Jay Forrester.
Nearly half a century later, I still believe what I said, wrote, and believed in 1968.
Applied a fairly critical Forresterian analysis. He hired me on the spot.
Wanted to improve the world via the power of Forresterian insight.
The Irish officials resonated to my observations that they were acting on a set of causal propositions
Oscar Rodriguez expressed interest in a Forresterian simulation
Still at heart an unreconstructed, proselytizing Forresterian.
Briefly tempted to return for a second doctorate, for the sake of Forresterian followup opportunities
Nearly half a century later, I’m still sorry it hasn’t worked.
John Grenfell

Mr Grenfell was head coach in Pacific’s football program. And, I think, department head. I was a total Physical Education incompetent, with no interest in improving the situation.

Maybe Mr Grenfell just liked me, but I suspect that he was under orders from higher up to make sure my incompetence didn’t mess up my scholarship record. He gave me As for taking care of the gym-class books, instead of dressing for all those distressing games and sports.

Elsewhere, I feel I earned my grades and wouldn’t say “He gave me As.” In this case, however…

1956 report card 1958 report card
Robert Grigg
Colebrook Town Historian.
Chased around with me, snapping photos of various records and places.
Thanks to Bob, we verified that Grandma Amanda Stillman did not remarry .
Showed me the rock-work that Appleton and his sons did at their home in Colebrook.
Stillmans’ contribution to early mental health care.
Provided a splendid map of the original Colebrook owners in the 1760 Allocations
Harry Harbaugh
Ran Band and Orchestra
Awards assembly
Led Orchestra at Baccalaureate
Led Band at Graduation
Band, 1956
Band, 1957
Band, 1958
1956 report card
1958 report card
Norman K Hollenberg
Co-founder of Phase V Technologies and of CoMMensa, Inc.
Photo
Guiding gray eminence of the captopril/enalapril comparison project.
Did the writing of the 1999 Archives article.
Likewise, wrote the 1999 Archives article.
Had a quintuple-bypass operation.
Co-authored QOL articles:

Hollenberg, Norman K., Gordon H. Williams, and Richard B. Anderson, Symptoms and the Distress They Cause: Comparison of an Aldosterone Antagonist and a Calcium Channel Blocking Agent in Patients with Systolic Hypertension. Accepted for publication, Archives of Internal Medicine, 2002.

Anderson, Richard B., Norman K. Hollenberg, and Gordon H. Williams: Stress Arising from External Events: Implications for Assessment of Drug Effects. Submitted to Drug Information Journal, 2002.

Hollenberg, Norman K., Gordon H. Williams, and Richard B. Anderson, Medical Therapy, Symptoms, and the Distress They Cause: Relation to Quality of Life in Patients With Angina Pectoris and/or Hypertension. Archives of Internal Medicine 2000;160:1477-1483.

Anderson, Richard B., Norman K. Hollenberg, and Gordon H. Williams, Physical Symptoms Distress Index: A Sensitive Tool for Evaluating the Impact of Pharmacologic Agents on Quality of Life. Archives of Internal Medicine 1999;159:693-700.

Testa, Marcia A., Richard B. Anderson, Johanna F. Nackley, and Norman K. Hollenberg, Quality of Life and Antihypertensive Therapy in Men: A Comparison of Captopril with Enalapril. New England Journal of Medicine 1993; 328:907-13.

Testa, Marcia A., Norman K. Hollenberg, Richard B. Anderson, and Gordon H. Williams, Assessment of Quality of Life by Patient and Spouse During Antihypertensive Therapy with Atenolol and Nifedipine Gastrointestinal Therapeutic System. American Journal of Hypertension 1991; 4:363-373.

Gerald Holton
Taught me what I know about the history of science.
Scotched a lot of callow empiricist notions I’d brought from high school.
Prepared me for Forrester.
One of the guiding lights of Harvard Project Physics
(Photo)
HughesMary E Hughes
Wise, honored principal at Elizabeth Bradley Elementary School
Healed wounds inflected by my Big Run-in with Mrs Grant
Ruth R Lewis
“Louie” was my English teacher, during my freshman and sophomore years at Pacific. And I think she was also my faculty counselor, perhaps all three years. We were such good friends through my whole high-school experience that the organization chart hardly obtruded. Given my status as a child of two English (entre autres) teachers, her friends and colleagues, we rejoiced together in our shared native language.
Dick Light
In ’67, had just completed his Ph.D in the Statistics Department
Taught me the sampling statistics that ended up being my bread and butter at Abt Associates
Became overloaded with in-house consultation demands.
Enabled and supervised the SACCHARINE consultancy project at HGSE.
Kindly agreed to serve on my doctoral committee
Showed imagination, flexibility, good will, and charm.
Felt something like widowhood as I laid the final thesis in his in-box.
Superb consultant, especially in the Follow Through analysis project.
I developed great confidence in the depth and breadth of Dick’s wisdom.
Continues to have a stellar career at Harvard
Currently Walter H Gale Professor of Education
Holds a concurrent full professorship at the Kennedy School
Looking for summer employment: Tell Clark Abt I sent you.
Thanks to what I’d learned from Dick, I became Abt Associates’ in-house sampling expert.
In tandem with Jack Cohen, by far the most effective consultant team we brought aboard.
Needed Dick’s reputation to fight off the criticisms that our results generated.
Louis Lopez
Mr. Louis Lopez was faculty advisor to Key Club and to our Senior Class of ‘58. He taught social science and, as he noted below, driver education (a Calfornia graduation requirement).

1956 report card
1958 report card
Science and Engineering Club
Key Club Charity
Key Club 1956
Key Club 1957
Don Lundy
1958 report card
Good preparation for MIT
Strong foundation in physics and calculus
Science and Engineering Club
Bob Macomber
1958 report card
Loyal Order of Lab Assistants
Willard Platt
Of the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Sandisfield.
Posed with Norton Fletcher by the gravestone of sixth great-grandfather Lieutenant Benjamin Smith
25 May 2007, posed with Norton again, this time by the stones of Grandpa and Grandma Hurd.
Lunched with Norton and me in the Gentlemen’s Parlor of the New Boston Inn.
I’m in his debt for much of the success of my three research visits to the Berkshires.
Blanche Preston
I never really got to know Miss Preston. It’s a token of the cruelty of children, even smart children, that my fellow students sometimes referred to her as “Blanche, the Happy Hippo,” focusing rather on her dumpy, middle-aged appearance than on anything of enduring significance.

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My Pappy told a story that may do her a bit more justice. Seems she and Pappy were seated together at some banquet table, engaged in the distinctive chat of fellow English teachers, and he moved courteously to refill her water glass. Distracted, however, he poured the water into a glass that already contained an inch of milk. Detecting his error, he was of course embarrassed, but she smoothed the situation with a smile: “That’s all right, Duane: we”ll just pretend it’s tea!” I was sorry to learn, some years later, that Miss Preston and her mother had perished in a fire that destroyed the home they shared.
Marshall Smith
Introduced me to computers, a major novelty in those days and a major “cape” for me later on.
Supervised and enabled the SACCHARINE consultancy project at HGSE.
Marilyn Stubbe
My very scholarly senior English teacher at Pacific. The first model of Eastern-seaboard pronunciation I recall encountering, out there on the edge of the Mojave.
Fletcher Watson
My friend, mentor, and very great benefactor at Harvard. A distinguished astronomer, plucked from the faculty of the Observatory on Garden Street by President Conant to found Science Education within the Graduate School of Education.
One of the guiding lights of Harvard Project Physics.
On Commencement Day
Kindly made sure we knew the whereabouts of Sears, Roebuck in Cambridge.
The Science Education shop he pioneered had its offices and library in Longfellow Hall.
My most convenient parent-surrogate.
More seniority than the Dean.
“I don’t expect to understand all of what you’re doing. But as long as you keep me convinced that you know what you’re doing, I’ll make sure those fellows don’t get in your way.”
See why I thank the Lord for Fletcher Watson? Fellow students with similarly-divergent ideas had much less satisfactory experiences at Harvard, for the want of such wise and influential faculty support.
Chaired my doctoral committee
Showed imagination, flexibility, good will, and charm.
Took my little prospectus to two distinguished faculty statisticians and recruited them for my thesis committee.
Showed uncommon willingness to step beyond customary boundaries and his comfort zone.
I felt something like widowhood as I laid the final thesis in his in-box.
Official acceptance letter as committee chairman.
Lit up his professorial pipe, assuring Rick: “I’m not an Anderson!”
Posed with him, my mentor and benefactor, after the formalities.
Kenneth Winsor
My only LDS teacher at Pacific. And, if I recall aright, some sort of distant relative.
Michael Znosko
Chairman of the Ancient Little Neck Cemetery Commission: effectively Sexton of the Ancient Little Neck Burying Ground
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