The tragic news of Homewood-Flossmoor High School teacher Kevin Wall’s death has deeply shaken the H-F community.
Wall was an extremely well-respected and influential member of the H-F faculty. Sadly, the circumstances surrounding his final days are controversial—but to many, Wall will be remembered as the passionate teacher who instilled confidence his pupils, and made learning fun.
“He was the best English teacher I ever had,” recalls former student Bonny McCoyne. “ I vividly remember him reading Of Mice and Men. At the end, he had us close our eyes, and when Lenny shot George, he slammed the door.”
Here are some additional excerpts from those whose lives have been impacted by Kevin Wall:
"I only had you as a teacher for one year but the influence you had on me in my education and personal character was tremendous. You went against nearly every norm and at first you scared the living hell out of me but you became my favorite teacher and someone i really admired and respected." Emma K. said on Facebook.
"My daughter called from the University of Iowa and she was crying so bad, she said you changed the way she looked at things. You will truly be missed these kids loved you more then you will ever know!" Lisa C. said on Facebook.
“He was a person loved by so many, and a huge staple in our community,” Symone Farmer said.
“This is truly unfortunate, considering the good that man brought to our community.” Cindy Izzo said.
“He was so many things for so many people and made an impact of unimaginable magnitude while he was with us. He was our teacher, our director, our friend, and our family,” Theodore Brockly said.
“Mr.Wall was a highly respected, very loved, and well appreciated teacher at my school. He had an impact on so many people, and the impact it had on our students at school today was just evidence of that,” Michelle Jiles said.