Brandenburg 300 Project

The Brandenburg 300 Project


John Gilbert Schoenoff


After I gave the Keynote Speech at the California State University Monterey Bay Commencement, I was flooded with feelings of gratitude towards the people who helped me through hard times. None was more important than Mr. Schoenoff, a junior high school Guidance Counselor who probably saved my life. During a particularly difficult couple of years he informed my teachers I could go to his office when I was distraught. We would walk around the playground together as long as needed and then I’d go back to class.

1967 John Burroughs Junior High School Counseling Staff. Mrs. Hezel, Mrs.Rosenwein, Mrs. Lindheim, Mr. Hatch, Mr. John Schoenoff, Mr. Berz