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.

3 responses to “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.”

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    Thomas Mitchell

    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!

  2. I need to read the book. As a student At kakiat in the mid 70s I Assume the teacher you describe with big breasts who caught the looks was mrs agresta. She was a hottie

    1. Hi Brian, Yes Nina was a hottie, but the woman in the novel is Renee’ Torbin, Physical. Education teacher who was well endowed and had a romance with Job Hughes the Social Studies teacher. They lasted only a year until the Principal forced them to resign. Dr. Mead

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