Glenn H. Honeycutt -
"The Old Educator"
DEDICATED TO: My family...
Parents - Willie and Vera;
Wife - Kim
Children - Tracey, Lisabeth, David (Lisa), Melanie
Grandchildren - Hailey, Madelyn, William, Gavin,
Michael, Mara, and Jonathan
Glenn Honeycutt has been
writing a weekly newspaper parenting tips column for
years since retiring from education. Over
articles in two publications have been published to date. He holds a
B.S. in education and a M.Ed. Degree from Bowling
Green State University. Twenty-six of the 35 years
in education were served as an administrator –
elementary/junior high combination, principal (1
year), elementary principal (1 year), junior high
principal (9 years), and high school principal (16
years.) He also taught on all three grade levels
during his career. He is married, has five children
and seven grandchildren.
His weekly newspaper columns are entitled, “The Old
Educator's Parenting Tips.” Material
for articles has come from personal experience, a
lifetime collection of quotes and short stories,
information sent by readers, and e-mails received
from people all over the country. The Woodshed Parenting Revival
book has been published and can be purchased
There have been additional opportunities to serve
as an interim principal in area schools and as a
supervisor of student teachers at Wright State
University. These experiences provided additional
insight to the parenting process.
Glenn is the descendant of
Appalachian migrants. A meager life style was a
humbling experience. Learning to deal with
challenges, how to persevere and to stretch the
dollar were lessons of lasting value. Several
important friendships developed during his younger
days impacting choices and life decisions.
Involvement in athletics, specifically baseball, and
encouragement from friends became the motivating
factor to attend college. Since coaches were
Glenn’s role models and mentors, the obvious choice
was to become a teacher and coach. Becoming a
principal was not an early goal...just happened
along the journey.
Known by his students as, “Mr.
H,” he was a mentor to thousands of students and
their parents. A wealth of information also came
through relationships with hundreds of teachers.
These experiences provided insight into the daily
drama and challenge of raising children in today's
world. Over 600 Old Educator articles are delivered
with meaningful messages full of high energy and
humor. These common sense messages have changed
lives, increased U.S. postal mail and computer
e-mail transactions while causing parents to
re-think the parenting process. Teachers have also
gained insight in their quest to help parents become
To read the weekly online article, click
and choose one of the two newspapers.