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Newsfront - June 6, 2008

1,200 students later

Classic John Baldwin Elementary teacher is pedaling off into the sunset

by Meghan Neal

Mr. Savatgy paused a moment, searching for the best way to describe what he loves about kids.

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Posted by Patty Lawrence, a resident of Danville
on Mar 1, 2010 at 2:31 am

Mr. Savatgy - I've been wanting to get in touch with him for years. I am 28 years old, he was my teacher, gosh, 18 years ago. And one of my favorites, and most influential. I remember the chess, I remember learning from him that it's okay to be different, and I remember one hard day where there was a class discussion about someone who had been picked on, and I was one of the culprits. Sure, we say "kids can be so mean," but we are not opposed to learning, and that day I learned a lot. Thanks, George! You and Jan MacDougal have caused some good grown-ups in this world!

Posted by Deborah, a resident of John Baldwin Elementary School
on Aug 30, 2010 at 9:34 pm

Mr. Savatgy was a horrible teacher and 5th grade was one of the worst years of my life- I'm glad he's out of the system. He liked only the kids who were easy to like. He put me to sleep in class and I was a kid who always loved to learn.