I want to add my voice to those in opposition to the treatment of Gene Hoppe, former teacher at William Chrisman High School.

I want to add my voice to those in opposition to the treatment of Gene Hoppe, former teacher at William Chrisman High School.

Mr. Hoppe taught three of my four children. Gene Hoppe has been a first-class teacher, mentor, and role model both in and out of the classroom for nearly four decades. For the sake of the profession of teaching and the integrity of the Independence School District, let justice prevail. Teachers like Mr. Hoppe do not come along very often.

For my part, I want to add my voice to those who say thank you, Mr. Hoppe. No matter what the outcome, this school  district needs to recognize and value the contributions that Mr. Hoppe has made over these many years.

If there is any question about this, one has only to read what the countless numbers of students are saying about their beloved teacher, Gene Hoppe.