Joel Hearshen

Profile Updated: November 4, 2018
Residing In: Tampa, FL USA
Spouse/Partner: Nancy Hearshen (Steingold)
Occupation: High School Teacher, Henry Ford, Detroit, retired
Children: Rachel, born Oct. 1974, Joshua, born on my birthday Dec. 14, 1978. Josh and his wife Carrie and their More…9 year old daughter Ayelet live in Tampa, Florida where he is the congregational rabbi at Rodeph Sholom Conservative Congregation
Elementary School:

Schultz

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Since graduating (without any distinction) I spent the next 8 years (full and part time) getting my bachelors and masters degrees from Wayne State). I started teaching at Durfee Jr High School in Sept of 1966, taught at Mettetal Junior High for 2 years and spent the final 26 years at Henry Ford where I had the dubious honor of working with several of my teachers from Mumford; Sam Ascher, Mildred Cooper, Sheldon Decker, Helen Sloney, and Walter Farber are the ones that immediately come to mind. During my first year at Ford we had a North Central evaluation and wouldn't you know it, several of my former teachers were on the same committee. Well, when it became time to select a chairperson, they saw to it that it was me and they proceeded to repay for my sins (real or imagined) until the committee finished its business.) I was an active member of the Detroit, Michigan and American Federation of Teachers serving as DFT executive Board member for 10 terms, and a vice president of the Michigan Federation of Teachers. One of the benefits of holding these offices were trips to Boston, New York, Miami, New Orleans, San Francisco, Honolulu, Chicago and Minneapolis (in the Summer thank God).
Now, I'm a Docent at the Detroit Zoo where I give tours, work in the Butterfly Habitat and National Amphibian Conservation Center. If you come to the Zoo, look me up.
It is November 4, 2018 and my wife and I have been residents of Tampa, FL. for almost a month now. We decided to move to Tampa for two reasons; We have both grown to detest winter and more importantly, our only grandchild Ayelet lives here and we wanted to be close to her. If anyone wants to contact me my new address is 110 South Manhattan Avenue, #38, Tampa 33609.

School Story:

For me, school was important for one thing, having a good time. In order to graduate on time, I had to attend summer school for three years. It wasn't until the 12th grade that the thought crossed my mind that I might be going down the wrong path.
Some of the things that I remember most from Mumford are; Cupids, Fredsons and, Greenes. Lou's Deli on 6 Mile Road and Darby's on 7 Mile. Who could forget Mr Millman's ties and sport coats or Ms Middleton's erratic behavior. Mr Dain was not only a history teacher but a stand up comedian. Mr Ormsby sparked my interest in photography which has become an avocation. Although he wasn't my teacher I frequently joined Mr Strepaks Breakfast Club because my friend Harvey Goldstone's father owned the Restaurant on Lyndon and Wyoming that was our destination.

Hobbies, Goals, Ambitions:

Photography is my primary hobby
I have been a docent at the Zoo for the last 9 years
For several years I delivered meals for meals on wheels in Oakland County.
My wife and I love to travel but so far we have been limited to the United States and Canada. Now of course we opt for New York to see our granddaughter.
I am still an avid reader and am currently trying to read everything that James Patterson and John Sanford have written.

Please be aware that by registering on this web site you are agreeing to let us put your information into our Reunion souvenir book.
If you have a question about this, please contact Joanie at:
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Happy birthday old friend. Wishing you many, many more

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Welcome to the group. It's a pleasure to have you with us.

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A belated happy birthday OLD friend.

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A belated Happy Birthday Dennis. Sorry I missed it.

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Happy birthday Howard. Gee ain't it funny hoq time slips away?

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David, my sincere condolences on the loss of your mother. She was a wonderful lady and a great teacher.

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Happy birthday Heidi

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Happy Birthday Dennis. Trust all is well. Nancy and I are in Florida for the holidays. Maybe we can get together for coffee when we return (end of September)/

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