All of the ratings I included are meant to be positive. Mr. Draper taught mostly from original sources, rather than text books. He was demanding, and the homework was onerous, but his teaching made me a better student and better prepared for college. His lessons included much of his own insight, and that's a good thing. If I had it to do again, I would take Mr. Draper again in a heartbeat. One of my favorite teachers at Marcos, hands down. Had him for Honors American History in '86.
Mr. Draper had the patience of a saint. He made learning fun and easy to understand. He is one of the reasons I stayed in school, went to college (eventhough circumstances prevented me from fininshing) and have earned many degrees in the professional field I chose to pursue. Thank you Mr. Draper from one of your problem kids from the class of '80.
Best teacher I ever had, hands down. Made me care about getting an education. Even on days I ditched, I came back to campus just to attend his class. Treated everyone with respect.
Teaching you to use your own cognitive abilities it what teaching is all about. Art focuses on the "why" and not just the how. great guy too. pretty good tennis coach as well.