Sincere thanks to Stephen Hurley for leading me to “A Touch of Greatness”, the Albert Cullum story. This is a truly inspirational film that chronicles the triumphs of a 5th grade teacher in Rye, New York. Albert Cullum leads his students to experience life, love, laughter and learning, through the use of drama, Shakespeare in particular. He is the kind of teacher we all wish we could be because he loathes mediocrity and urges his students to strive for “a touch of greatness”.
To try to describe this amazing teaching style would do it no justice. I encourage every educator, parent and student to watch and see how it can be done. None of us could emulate his style but all of us could learn from his passion.