Tom Ingalls Bingen
August 28, 2008 · Updated 4:36 PM
Blessings to the Arlington School District's administration, staff, supportive services, students and parents (past and present). I have just received word of the passing of Tim Ingalls, kindergarten teacher par excellance. Last night was sleepless with memories of conversations, of his dreams for the future educational possibilities, of his kindness and dedication to children and with words for a letter that just had to be submitted.
I served with Tom on the Advisory Committee for Education for nine years and on the committees to select art for the new high school and for the library at the new Presidents Elementary. What stands out, besides his caring and involvement, are his words, "If I can make a difference in one child's life I will have done my work." By opening his heart, listening, believing and giving support to our children, I believe he made a difference in many.
I send my love and support to all who have been witness and/or the focus of Tom's compassion.
Chris DeBruler (Olds)