John B. Monlux: Man, Myth, or Legend?

Connie Ragen Green — John B. Monlux: Man, Myth, or Legend?

It was the first day of school in September of 1986 and I was the most recent teacher hired at John B. Monlux Elementary School in North Hollywood, California. Dressed in my new outfit I had ordered from the L.L. Bean catalogue I walked proudly through the gate and into the main office to sign my time card.

This was the school I had wanted to work at since I had done a long term stint as a…