James Guy

Jim Guy is the first educator to be named to the Wall of Pride. Guy received his Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University in 1957 where he was a member of Delta Rho Kappa and Phi Lambda Upsilon, the National Chemistry Honor Society. Upon obtaining his master’s degree in education from Purdue University in 1960, Guy began his teaching career of 39 years at West Lafayette High School. He retired in June, 1999.  During his tenure he taught a variety of levels of chemistry classes, from basic to advanced. Mr. Guy was awarded the Golden Apple Award for excellence in teaching in 1988. Guy served WL schools in a variety of areas. The consummate educator, Mr. Guy relished the opportunity to interact with students in and out of the classroom. His non-curricular involvement included instituting the first student ID system, serving as junior class sponsor, Trident advisor, student council advisor, and the creation of BOSS, the Boys Organization of Student Services. After retirement he continues to serve the WL schools by serving on many committees and was a founding director of the West Lafayette Schools Education Foundation.