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Announcing the Richard Weaver Fund at Menlo-Atherton High School

Original post made by Kelly Todd, Menlo-Atherton High School, on Feb 13, 2009

In his 43rd year at Menlo-Atherton, history teacher Richard Weaver is a legend. A Stanford University graduate with a BA in history and masters in education, he has taught Western Civilization and United States History to generations of students. As head of the history department in the 1970's, he succeeded in getting the Advanced Placement designation for the US History course so popular today. "Mr. Weaver has been an unforgettable influence on my life. He is an extraordinary teacher and human being. A real hero," says Steve Westly, M-A class of 1974, and former California state controller. "Mr. Weaver is one of those teachers a student never forgets. He's upbeat, devoted to teaching, and an incomparable role model," agrees Kelly Wright, M-A class of 2005.
To recognize his years of teaching and his unrivaled contributions to Menlo-Atherton, the Foundation for the Future has launched the Richard Weaver Social Studies Fund. The Fund seeks donations to continue the exceptional work of teachers like Mr. Weaver, and to support the Social Studies Department at M-A. If you are a former student or the parent of one of his students, please help honor Mr. Weaver by mailing your check to the M-A Foundation for the Future, P.O. Box 1228, Atherton, CA 94026. Or, visit the Foundation's website to learn more: Web Link

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Posted by kimberly Young
a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on Feb 16, 2009 at 6:35 pm

I'm delighted to hear that the Richard Weaver Fund has been launched and that grateful former students can honor him with a contribution. In 1976, Mr. Weaver took a number of classmates and me on a "Bicentennial Tour" of the East Coast where we enjoyed seeing the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, touring the Pentagon and many other D.C. highlights and then cutting loose in Manhattan. He was brave to take so many 16-year old kids across the country! It was a wonderful opportunity to bring our history lessons to life...


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Posted by member
a resident of Menlo Park: Stanford Hills
on Feb 17, 2009 at 7:17 pm

We love Mr. Weaver too! He taught my son ('07) how to write a research essay. Proved to be very useful in college.


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