Robert Ballinger

Profile Updated: December 23, 2010
Residing In: Cuyahoga Falls, OH USA
Spouse: Virginia
Occupation: Teacher of French and English (retired)
Children: Rose Louise Ballinger who died at birth in 1980. In 2009, I began funding a scholarship in her memory More…at St. Mary's University, a Marianist university in San Antonio, Texas, called the Rose Louise Ballinger Memorial Language Scholarship. The first scholarship was given in 2010 to two students who are preparing themselves to be language teachers. The 2010 Honoree is Bro. Mel Meyer, S.M. who was my freshman high school art teacher and who inspired me to become a French teacher and photographer.

Erik Larson (step-son) who lives with his wife Tracey in Daytona Beach, Forida. Their son Miles (b. 1989) lives in Columbus, Ohio.

Kim Schneiberg (step-daughter) who lives in Shaker Heights, Ohio with her husband Jerry and their four children: Ella (b. 1995), Ben (b. 1999), Kate (b. 2002), and Ian (b. 2006). We moved to Cuyahoga Falls to be near the grandchildren in whose lives we are greatly involved.
School Story:

I taught six classes of French during the 1967-68 school year. I was a Marianist brother at the time. 1968 was a tumultuous time for the country, for St. Louis, for the Catholic Church, and for me. In August, I decided not to renew my temporary vows. In doing so, I was not permitted to continue teaching at McBride High School. I found a teaching position in Allendale, a small rural town in down-state Illinois. In 1969 I took a teaching position in Lemont about twenty miles southwest of Chicago where I taught French and English until 1975. In 1974 I met Ginny who was living in Upper Arlington, a suburb of Columbus, Ohio. In 1975 we married and I found a teaching position in Worthington, another suburb of Columbus. I taught there until I retired in 2002.

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Jul 26, 2019 at 3:53 PM

Bonjour, Susan,
I taught French at McBride High School for one year (1967-68 academic year). Ordinarily I ignore announcements of new sign-up to the McBride website, but when I saw your name, I wondered, "Did McBride H.S. become co-ed between 1968 and 1975? If so, in which year? What percentage of the students were girls?" Just curious!
Then, I noticed your birthday which is one day before my wife's son's birthday of April 22, 1965. Such a coincidence!
Best wishes,

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