Kevin James Walsh
|Patrice Marie Knox (Hazel Park HS '83)|
|July 4, 1992|
|Aidan ('95), Abigail ('97)|
|BA English, Notre Dame; MA English, Oakland U.|
|Video productions teacher (West Bloomfield HS)|
|Royal Oak, MI|
Still in touch with:
|Bill Beuthien, Pete Kalinski, Steve Livingway, Catherine Sherwood, Leonard Toombs, Greg Weaver, John Woodward,|
I began teaching high school English in the Fall of 1987 after college. But what really got me hired was my part-time campus job in the AV department, because Royal Oak Dondero High School needed a teacher to create a class for its new television studio. So for the next thirteen years I taught literature, writing and video productions at Dondero.
In 2000 I made the tough choice to leave my tenure and job security to kick-start a full-fledged video productions program at West Bloomfield High School.
Patrice and I met at Dondero High School as she was doing her student teaching. After three weeks of dating we became engaged and married seven months later on the Fourth of July. On their third anniversary, at 1AM, Aidan was born. Two summers later, Abby came along in time to see her Grandpa Jim for five weeks before his untimely death.
I have Patrice and her family to thank for my new love of camping, woodworking and an ability to deal with large family get-togethers, since Patrice is the youngest of eight!
We live in a great neighborhood of Royal Oak with plenty of parks nearby and two cats, Dude and Tiger, trying endlessly to escape into that neighborhood.
Kevin and Patrice at their wedding, July 4, 1992.
Kevin, Patrice with Aidan and Abby in Charlevoix, Michigan, 2001.