Please note Cucamonga is the fictional name for Kakiat Junior High school which did not appear in the original novel to protect innocent teachers and students and administration.

Pelham Mead.

Many Kakiat JHS students remember John Carucci, Social Studies teacher; Rick Knapp, Science Teacher, Pelham Mead, Phys. Ed. and Health Teacher, Al Malden, Social Studies teacher; Ricky Bernstein and Naomi Newman, Female Phys. Ed. teachers, Mark Katz, Football coach and PE teacher, Gerald Levitus, Coach and PE teacher, Becky Mason, Music Teacher, Tom Spalding, English teacher, Phil Spina, English teacher, Julia Tilley, English Teacher, Rhonda Schaeffer, Special Ed. teacher, Ellie Carucci, Special Ed. teacher assistant, Frank DeCarlo, Dept. chair of the English department; Bob Dilley, Basketball coach and PE teacher; Herman Stoval, Guidance counselor, Henry Cozart, Assistant Principal, Gerald Pollak, Principal; Ray Chisamore, Principal; Nina Agresta, Art Teacher and many more.

Published by skyking119

Professor of Instructional Technology, Doctoral degree in Educational Administration from Columbia University-1993. Worked at NYU, St. Johns Univ., The College of Mount Saint Vincent, and the NY College of Osteopathic Medicine. Currently, College Tutor and published Novel writer specializing in Historical Fiction. In the works, Sister Angelina CIA Nun, The Night is a Child (a mystery story of Africa), and The Personal Diary of Anne of Cleves, 4th wife of King Henry VIII.

2 thoughts on “Please note Cucamonga is the fictional name for Kakiat Junior High school which did not appear in the original novel to protect innocent teachers and students and administration.

  1. Wow!! Mr. Mead. Most definitely my favorite teacher at Kakiat(1983,84&85) along with DAN the security guard. My name is Thomas Mitchell my sister Donna and Jerry also attended. My sister sent me your link and I enjoyed everything you mentioned along with the great memories you shared. Can’t wait to buy a copy of your books. Thanks!

    1. Hello Tom, Thanks for the kind words. Say hell to Donna and Jerry for me. Hope you love my book, “The Junior High.” I wrote four others also on Amazon.com. Take care Coach Mead in San Diego.

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