1979: Memories from David Sadler

I attended Trident Academy from 1974 until graduation in 1979, and worked there from 1985 until 1990.

As a student I would have to say that the one-on-one attention during language development made the most dramatic impact on my being able to attain a bachelors degree and then a masters degree. Those little tricks that Mrs. Dye taught me have served me well throughout the years. I would also have to say that the athletic program was a major player in my development. Being on the soccer field or the basketball court playing other schools allowed so many of us to feel like we were a part of something special. The combination of academics and athletics cannot be overstated.

From the teacher/coach perspective I would have to say it was seeing that sparkle in the students’ eyes when they learned how to navigate around a learning roadblock and figured out that they were able to do anything if they applied and believed in themselves. Again the athletics allowed students, who maybe would not have normally played organized sports, an opportunity to be a part of a team and find out that they can compete if they put in the effort and practice time.

Trident was, and still is, a very important part of my life. Without the help that I received from staff and students alike, I would not be the person that I am today!

Thank you Trident!

David Sadler

Class of 1979

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