Karen Buechel taught year 5 at St. Paul’s for 5 years in the mid 1980s, her first appointment after teacher training at Oxford. She died from cancer on 23 February at her home near Tiverton.
The pupils she taught will now be in their late twenties, and will probably remember her for buying each child a tube of smarties to assist with their sums – and such was her control of the class that almost all the smarties made it through to the last day of term! She was a lively and enthusiastic teacher, popular with other staff, and the school was fortunate to have her as a teacher before she chose to return to her home in Devon.
The Governors have written to her husband Peter and two children expressing their sympathy, and their gratitude for all that she did for the school.