MRS. FRANCES MARIE VUKNIC
Many of us remember Mrs. Vuknic from Monroe Junior High where she taught English. But did you know that up until a couple of years ago she was still teaching at MHS? She has spent her entire 43 years teaching for Inglewood Unified. She attended Wayneburg College where she received a Bachelor’s degree. She received her Master’s in Education at the University of West Virginia. She chose teaching because at the time it was one of the few fields open to women. Mrs. Vuknic learned her teaching technique from a former student. She calls the story her “Charlie Brown story.” Charlie was a young student very proficient in the art of cursing. When she asked why he could not learn English like he had learned cursing, he replied, “English isn’t written on the walls.” From that day Mrs. Vuknic tried to create an atmosphere of making English an understandable subject, something students could identify with. She recently retired and plans to travel and indulge her hobbies.