To the Editor:
I was dismayed last week to learn about the sudden, unexplained cessation of Joseph Rodgers' employment with the Trumbull Public School system. The Mr. Rodgers I remember was a class act, the rare substitute who actually taught instead of simply popping a Star Wars into the VCR. He respected his students and it was reciprocated in turn. He was genuinely interested in our education and I very much doubt this interest has flagged in the 11 years since my graduation from THS. He exuded warmth and intelligence and was an exemplary role model, though only the curious among us would have learned of his tenure as translator for the U.N., because this wasn't something he boasted of.