George Frissell wanted a profession that allowed him to combine his interests in travel, history and literature. He didn't have to look far to find it. His dad was a college professor, and his mom was a high school English teacher, so education seemed like the right fit.
Frissell earned degrees in English and history from Lamar University in Texas, then taught for nine years in the Lone Star State, including at a Quaker school and two inner-city schools.
When his wife at the time was accepted to law school at the University of Missouri, Frissell found a home at Hickman High School.
"I like the pace of the Midwest," he said. "I like …