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In Memorium: Patricia Reigner

An inspiration to a generation of ISP students.
13 Dec 2022
Written by Philip ANDERSON
ISP People
Patty at sports day with David Muller Wiesner
Patty at sports day with David Muller Wiesner

We are saddened by the news that ISP English teacher Patty Regnier passed away in November.

Below are a few thoughts from Christian Kaas (Class of 2005) 

Though it's been nearly 20 years since Mrs. Regnier's IB English class, I still vividly remember afternoons spent in the old Chardin building, our tight-knit group passionately debating symbolism, allegory and character development. Her class remains one of the most intellectually and creatively rich periods of my life, for which I will always be grateful. I'm sure she would be amused to know I thought of her recently, when I found myself with an unexplainable urge to re-read The House of the Spirits. Turning these pages I hadn't seen again since Grade 11, I could just picture her seated at the front of the class - a well-worn copy of the book in her hands, exploding with dog ears and colorful page markers. I'm still unclear if the nostalgic impulse I felt was for Allende's world of magic realism, or for those Chardin days - magic in their own way. Her passing saddens me greatly.

 

Please feel free to add your memories of Patty.

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