Do You Remember Mr. Maas?

Dennis Maas

How long have you been a part of the SUA community?
Since 1977

What is your position at/affiliation to SUA?
Social Studies Teacher 1977 -
German language teacher 1977 - 2008
Senior Class Adviser 1983 - 1992; 2008 -
National Honor Society Adviser 2014 - 
Ursuline Educational Network (UEN) Board member representing SUA 2010- 2016

What are you most proud of being affiliated with SUA?
Being associated with a school that is held in high respect by the northwest Ohio community makes me very proud. Having so many alumnae come back to see me with fond memories of their times with me and having alumnae so happy to become involved in SUA activities when their daughters choose to attend is incredible. Sustaining the long tradition of Ursuline education through the many decades of challenges it has faced continues to be fulfilling.

What SUA core value is most important to you and why?
Development of the Whole Person would be the core value most meaningful to me.  All the core values of SUA are singularly important; to some, one may be more important than another (certainly as an educator in the purest meaning, I stress academic excellence), but when looked at in the aggregate, SUA wants each student to leave with each value having a lasting impact on her life, to the benefit of the society at large.

How he has impacted his students...
"Mr. Maas was my teacher many years ago. and I now have the privilege of working with him!

The students all have such admiration, love and respect for him! He will always be known for his quick wit, love for government, his motorcycle, and for being SUA's biggest sports fan!  He is always an alumnae favorite to come back to visit. It warms my heart to see the next generation of Arrows experience the education passed down from one of the all-time best SUA Teachers!"

- Mary Fondren-Beakas '82


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