Former Chico High instructor, Leonard Duarte (music), was profiled in the national media

Mr. Leonard Duarte, an extraordinary teacher of music, was featured as one of only eight teachers nation-wide in American Profile magazine in August.

"American Profile" is included in each edition of the Tuesday Chico-Enterprise Record as well as many other newspapers nationwide.

Tony Aeilts (’74) submitted a story of Leonard’s life-changing teaching skills to the "American profile." (Tony is a retired chief of police with 30 years of experience and a recent member of the CHSF board.)

Tony wrote that: “Leonard influenced many young students. He was a demanding teacher but coupled his high demands with kindness… He was a constant barometer on how to do things in an exemplary way…”

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