As field trip teachers we are contacting interesting and passionate people every day and asking them to give time to our students who share their passions. So many people give so much to us that, though we try, we could never thank them enough for what they do to inspire and encourage our students. One person in particular has given his time and his talent over and over again.
Frank Armbruster is one of those that always say yes when we call. He is an eccentric, enthusiastic inventor, a passionate ‘out-of-the-box’ thinker. His infectious energy never failed to engage students who met with him, and to inspire deep and creative thinking. He would appear at our office door with a ready smile and a twinkle in his eye. He would excitedly tell of his latest creation and shower us with samples of his inventions. Our office is filled with all these little bits of Frank’s bubbling, creative mind. We hear today that he had a serious set-back to his health. The field trip teachers spent an hour this morning making a video, showing how we use what he has given us, telling how we treasure the time he has shared with us and our students. I am reminded again that time is a precious gift, meant to be shared. Thank you Frank. We all wish you the very best!