Barbara Anne Boyle Hardin (2005)

Barbara Anne Boyle Hardin died on November 13, 2005. Born in Wichita, Kansas, she moved to Oklahoma City in 1964 and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Oklahoma in 1974. In 1985 she received a Master's in Educational Administration from the University of Memphis in 1979. She taught at Germantown High School in Germantown, Tennessee, where she chaired the Foreign Languages Department from 1987 to 2003. In 2004 she was named Humanities Teacher of the Year for the State of Tennessee. This was the capstone of a career filled with honors, including being named a distinguished teacher in 1990 and 1998 by the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars, and Foreign Language Teacher of the Year by the University of Memphis in 2003. Throughout her distinguished career, she embodied for students, colleagues and friends alike, the wisdom of her personal motto, "carpe diem."

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