I was a total mess in high school. My parents went through a very nasty divorce that took multiple years to resolve. My mom was constantly in and out of various mental institutions. I lived with my father and, although he did the best he could, his alcoholism combined with my personality led to constant conflict.
I never talked to anyone at school about it. I was embarrassed, angry and felt, ultimately, alone. Needless to say, I wasn’t the best student.
Ingerson lives in Glenvar area and is in his 14th year as a history teacher at Salem High School. He is a Milken National Educator and a National Board Certified Teacher.