NORWICH – A teacher’s legacy is not made up of what courses they taught or the amount of years they were employed, but of what kind of teacher they were and what lessons their pupils carry with them into adulthood.
Rick Marchant has provided 30 years of service to the Norwich City School art department and says being inspired is something that may not be as easy once he retires. He says he has seen a lot of change throughout his three decades, and he loves what he does now as much as he did his first day back in 1976.
Marchant started coaching girls swimming 30 years ago and can still remember the final score at the end of the ‘76 season. He coached the team at the YMCA because the pool located in the high school was not even complete yet.
“The girls had a one in nine record the first year, and they were so excited about the new pool in 1977, they won the section championships for the next five years in a row,” Marchant said.