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
e-mail them to us at
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HHS59 webmaster
14325 Cox Mill Road
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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.


Lisle Smock
3207 Florida NE  87110
Hopes to come.

Robert Figge
2904 Kentucky NE 87110
Wants to be there.

Tiny Vidono
2721 Aliso NE 87110
Plans to be there.

Wilson Bryant
323 Quincy NE 87108
Hoping to come.

Patricia Christman
36 Plaza San Blas NE 87109
Has health problems, but would like to come.

Ramon Huerta
7712 El Conde NE 87110
Would like to come, health permitting. Ramon spent many years in the New Mexico State Legislature, and said that many of his associates in the Legislature were former students of his. Among his other accomplishments, Ramon was the principle complaintant in a landmark anti-trust suit agaist Souther Union Gas Company in which the result was the single largest anti-trust settlement in the United States.  He has also worked as the principal translator for the Spanish language newspaper, El Hispanyo.

Robert Kyrlach
13 Sunset Canyon RD 87059
Wants to come.

Rudy Miller
3360 Saint Andrews Dr. SE  87124
Wants to come.

Wanda Testa
1308 Alvarado NE 87110
Will be there if she’s in town

Al Kaplan
3222 Judy Pl. NE 87111

Dorothy Hiller
1401 Wellesley Dr. NE  87110
Dorthy is, of course, our classmate Rusty Hiller’s mom.  We see Dorothy and Madeline Randle (below) from time to time at Popejoy concerts and other local events.

Madeline Randle
Box 525
Placitas, NM 87043
In Placitas, Madeline has been a long time community leader and one of the founders to the Placitas Artists Series, presenting monthly music and fine arts events at the Placitas Episcocal Church.  

Bud Adams
1025 El Pueblo NW 87106
We’ve lost track of time, but in the early 80’s, Bud and his wife were major Arabian horse breeders in New Mexico and Arizona. Two of their stallions, Bask Flame and Top Contender were world champion class show horses at the world finals Arabian Horse shows in Albuquerque and Nashville.

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.
Bill Gentry-Following a long career as Highland’s head football coach, Bill moved over to Eldarado High School before he retired.

Clem Charlton

In Memory

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.
He was Principal of Highland High School and Del Norte High Schools and was on the planning committee of La Cueva High School and was selected as their first principal.
He was elected to the first Albuquerque City Council in 1974, and served as Vice President from 1974 - 1977. Allen served as a board member and officer on many National and local educational and youth committees.