THE TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS IN 1959
These are the teachers we were able to reach and were invited to the 45th reunion. We’ve got addresses and phone numbers in case you want to be in touch yourselves with these people who were so important to all of us. We sent all of these folks a written invitation and itinerary in hopes for a good teacher turn out. At the last reunion it was great fun to see those that attended.
At the end of this Teachers page, we’ve started an “In Memory” section with Jack Rushing.
We’re also looking for others, including Coach Micky Miller. If you have saved copies of obituaries
(students or teachers not already included), please
Attention Students and Teachers: We’ve included a little information on some of the teachers we’ve kept up with over the years. We’d love to pass on any information you might have.
Jim Holtzman-As many of you know, Jim retired recently after 40 plus years and many NM State Championships as Head Basketball
Coach at Albuquerque High School.
Jack Rushing, Coach
Coach Rushing was orphaned in his teen years in Oklahoma and finished his public education with the help of family and determination on his part. A scholarship to play ball at an Oklahoma Jr. College led to a UNM football scholarship in 1938. He and Steve Reynolds co-captained the UNM Lobo team that won the 1939 Sun Bowl in El Paso. He graduated in 1941 and started his coaching career in Santa Fe. He volunteered and was inducted into the Navy as an ensign where he served in the South Pacific and Atlantic. At the end of WWII he returned to his job in the Santa Fe public School system. In 1946 Jack joined the coaching staff at Albuquerque High School until he became the Athletic Director at Highland in 1957. He retired from the Albuquerque Public Schools in 1975, after 32 years as a teacher and coach, and from the Naval Reserve as a Lt. Commander. He is remembered with honor in all the organizations that reflect the world of sports and coaching in New Mexico. He passed away on November 26th of 2003.
Allen D. Krumm, former City Councilor and retired Principal, 83, a
resident of Albuquerque since 1949, passed away June 2, 2008. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Juyn C. Krumm; his daughter Kris Clark
and husband Jean; son, Allen E. Krumm; step-sons, Robert H. Orr and wife Mary, Ross D. Orr, Randal M. Orr and fiancee Joyce; ten grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by daughter, Judy Krumm. Interment was at the Santa Fe National Cemetary. Allen was a WWII Veteran. He graduated with a Masters Degree from UNM.