She said YES!

She said YES!
Posted on 02/09/2016

Mr. Brock recently just proposed to his girlfriend. He enlisted some help from his Geometry students. His students were able to apply the current math concepts they were learning in class to help make this proposal special and memorable. Read the article below and watch the two video links to watch how the proposal took place:


Bill Brock wanted it to be special.

"They love her to death," said Brock.

Brock teaches geometry at Floyd Magnet School in Montgomery. He had been thinking of something to make his proposal to Dee Chalopatham quite dramatic with a bit of flair.

Brock's students got a little nosey after seeing him out with a lady friend a few months ago. That's when the geometry teacher deployed a little measured humor.

"I told them, hypothetically-speaking, that would be my girlfriend and they said whoa!" Brock said.

The hypothetical aside, it became showtime and Brock requested their help.

"I told them I was thinking about making her my hypothetical wife, and they all said whoa again," Brock stated.

A few days before Bill Brock popped the question, students like Emily Frances Marshall spent time before school making a 60-foot long banner with the words 'marry me' on it.

"I cut the strips that made the letters," said Marshall.

If you're wondering why a banner was necessary, well Bill Brock is a pilot. Brock and his gal flew over their Wetumpka home a week ago Saturday. One-thousand feet below, Marshall and her classmates laid it out perfectly in Bill Brock's backyard.

"I couldn't believe it. I was shocked," said Chalopatham.

Chalopatham saw the banner and became temporarily stunned, but said 'yes' after Brock skillfully guided the plane with one hand and offered her a one and a half carat diamond ring with the other.

"I just felt so special," said Chalopatham.

It's back in the classroom these days for Bill Brock, back to radicals, squares and all things geometry. Brock made a calculated assignment and it worked perfectly.

"He really made it special by making it personal," said Marshall.

"She wanted to see the kids and see the sign up close," said Brock.

Brock and Chalopatham plan to marry this summer in Thailand, which is Chalopatham's native country. After the wedding, they'll return to Montgomery where Brock will resume his teaching career at Floyd Magnet School in south Montgomery.

For Brock, and his soon-to-be-better half, this proposal is one for the memory book. For them, love is in the air.

The WSFA interview link is below:

WSFA Interview

 The video is below:


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