In 2013, I gave a CDFI industry speech that featured Lou Volpe, the high school teacher who inspired me more than any other. He was the subject of “Drama High,” a new book at the time by a high school friend, Mike Sokolove. I told the story of how Lou called me out for not doing my best on a high school English paper.
Tonight I heard that “Drama High,” is going to be made into a TV series that is being described as “Friday Night Lights meets Glee.”
Some of the people who shared stories with me about their Lou Volpes–the teacher who taught them or inspired them as no other–might appreciate the news.