Who is John Glenn?

John Glenn was Superintendent of the Bedford Schools from 1959 to 1972. He started as a 5th and 6th grade teacher in Marion, Massachusetts, but when World War II began, Mr. Glenn volunteered for service after his brother was killed in the war. When he returned, he resumed teaching, but was quickly recruited to serve as principal and then, at age 28, as Superintendent in Marion, making him the youngest Superintendent in the state. In 1959, he was appointed Superintendent in Bedford. He and his wife had a daughter who loved art and became an art teacher, and a son who loved music and became a test engineer. Mr. Glenn was a strong supporter of the arts, and many consider the strength of those departments today the result of his enthusiasm years ago. Mr. Glenn had a favorite saying for young people: Give to the world your best, and the best will come back to you.