Todd and Michelle (Herbert) Moore ’82
What were you involved in while at QHS?
Todd: Football, Wrestling, Track, Intramurals, Pep Club, & Spanish Club
Michelle: Pommers, Class Council, & QHS Pep Club
Who was your favorite teacher?
Todd: John Baird – Physics; John Engelmeyer – Chemistry; Dick Bartlett – Math; Bob Dittmer – Math; John Parks – Math
Michelle: Elementary – Marge Wolfe; Junior High – John Lammers; Senior High – Dick Bartlett, Bob Dittmer, & Nona Long
What is your favorite memory from your time at QPS?
Todd: Playing football; attending sporting events; attending and following Blue Devil Basketball, including three State Tournament appearances (1st, 2nd & 3rd place); and hanging out with friends on weekends. 1982 was an exceptional class – I looked forward to school every day.
Michelle: Attending and pomming at sports events, following the basketball team to season and tournament games, and spending weekends with friends.
What do you do now?
Todd: I live in Quincy and I’m the President of Architechnics (an architectural and engineering firm). I have a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. My hobbies include golf and working in the yard / around the house on various projects. I am also PaPa to two wonderful grandchildren: Natalia is 2½ years old, and Lucas is 1½ years old.
Michelle: I live in Quincy and I’m a former kindergarten, 1st grade, and Reading Recovery teacher. My current job is being MeMe to two precious grandbabies: Natalia and Lucas.
Are you currently involved with QPS? If yes, how so?
Todd: I am a Quincy Public Schools Foundation Honorary Chair for the 2022 Dream Big Campaign. I was also involved with the fundraising, design, and construction of the new football locker room and weight training facility at Flinn Stadium; and the architectural/engineering design of the new Rooney Elementary and Baldwin Elementary Schools.
Michelle: I am a Quincy Public Schools Foundation Honorary Chair for the 2022 Dream Big Campaign and committee member for the Class of 1982 reunion. We just held our reunion on homecoming weekend, and it was a fabulous success!
What advice do you have for current students?
Todd: Figure out what you like and set your goals early. Think about what you want to do or be in life and hone your efforts towards those goals. At that same time, relax and enjoy the high school experience – they can be the best years of your life.
Michelle: Work hard; it will give you a sense of accomplishment and accountability, but don’t get so stressed that you’re not able to enjoy the experience of high school. Remember that you and your classmates have a lot of shared experiences and backgrounds which will mean many fun memories in the future!