Farewell to retirement

With the retirement of Hans Dieter Peltzer Korschenbroich grammar school is losing one of its most committed educators.

Dr. Georg Bubolz – Foto: H.D. Peltzer

At the end of the 2004/2005 school year Hans Dieter Peltzer, affectionately known as “Didi” by most pupils and teachers of Korschenbroich grammar school, is entering his well-deserved retirement – ​​or rather: he is ending his active “employment phase” according to the chosen partial retirement model.

The director of studies with the subjects philosophy and Latin, who was extremely popular with the students, had been a passionate teacher for over 35 years, trained in humanism, devoted to his students and always helpful.

At times the educator took an unusual approach: If a student was afraid to admit his knowledge deficits in front of the class, he could ask Didi via email in the afternoon and receive personal support via internet.

“Many students were gradually able to eliminate their shortcomings in Latin and more and more enjoyed learning the ancient language. There will be sophisticated ways to provide support, if a student has problems with understanding”, remarked the educator from Rheydt-Odenkirchen.

Hans Dieter Peltzer, born in 1943, passed his Abitur at the Stiftisch-Humanistische Gymnasium in Mönchengladbach in order to take teacher training courses in philosophy and Latin with honors exams in Cologne.

After the 2nd state examination he initially worked in Kaarst at the Albert Einstein grammar school and at Korschenbroich grammar school from 1977 till 2007.

“At the Korschenbroich grammar school we will miss Didi with his humanity and high level of professional expertise very much.” says a grammar school student on the last day of school before the holidays, which is also the last day of work for the committed educator. 

In Korschenbroich, the director of studies Hans Dieter Peltzer, has left his mark, which won´t be forgotten. We wish him all the best and God’s blessing for a future without students!

Author: Dr. G. Bubolz
In English by Mr. Dieter Richartz