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Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame Inductee, 2010
A native of Cumberland, Dick is characterized as a legend by colleagues and former students.
He taught algebra and mathematics for 52 years in the Harlan County school system and displayed a passion for his subject matter and work. His devotion to student success has been evident in before and after school tutoring sessions and his expectation that all of his students can be successful.
Dick was a successful coach early in his career and maintained a connection to Cumberland High School’s basketball program by keeping the scorebook in recent years.
Dick received his bachelor’s degree in education with an emphasis in math and business from Union College in 1956 and his master’s from Union in 1979.
Dick taught for six years at Benham High School before moving to Cumberland High School in 1961.