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October 26, 2014


Sarah Cross Mills

I can only imagine how happy, pleased and proud you were at this event - and the earlier one! Bravo!!

Mary Seppi

This is wonderful, Paul - Congratulations to a great teacher!!

Bambi Good

way cool, Paul, just like you!

Susan Sullivan

Wonderful, wonderful Paul. You obviously were an inspirational teacher.

Paul A. Tamburello, Jr. aka pt at large

Most of us intend to inspire, Susan, and many teachers do. Few of us are lucky enough to have a former student do what Jeff Kelly Lowenstein has done, chronicle that into a book. As I've said before, Jeff is my "Walking,Talking Lifetime Achievement Award"!

Mishy Lesser

WoW, Paul....so impressive and completely wonderful. Such a powerful way to show his appreciation of you. Let me know when you'll be on Oprah and I can drive you to the airport!

Lisa Houle

Mr. Tamburello!! I don't know if you remember me, but I certainly remember you! I can still recall the day that I saw your name on my fourth grade roster and how excited I was when everyone was asking " Who'd you get?" The response to your name was always the same..."Lucky!" Your love for education was unequaled, but your dedication to helping us each find our own individual strengths, and doing so in such a way that made us feel inspired to grow, was what made you so special. It is so fitting that you, the most wonderful teacher on the planet, should have such recognition. I am so fortunate to be a small part of your history and I can't wait to read this book! Congrats!

Lisa Tarracciano (1980-1981)

Paul A. Tamburello, Jr. aka pt at large

Hello, Lisa!
What a grand surprise to hear from you. I'm deeply touched by your anecdote and compliments.
I was lucky to be surrounded by smart, hardworking teachers who loved what they did and shared their expertise with me. It gave Pierce School a sense of community and identity that made it a very special place. Jeff commented on that in his book On My Teacher's Shoulders.
Our presentation at Bay Path University to teachers in training or in first years of teaching was truly rewarding. Jeff began thinking about outreach right after he finished the book - this was our second presentation. I feel like the luckiest teacher on he planet to be featured in it.
Yes, I remember you and am trying to remember other kids who were in that class. It would be great if you can remind me. Any memories of Pierce that Jeff's book sparked as you read it?
We teachers always intend to make a difference - when we get evidence in the form of a note like yours, it makes us feel great.
Many thanks,Lisa
Paul Tamburello

Suzanne Kavet

You must be over the moon! A life well lived!

Jack Neuhauser

Posted on October 24, 2014

Many of my longest relationships are with former students. I regularly keep up with about two dozen and I’m pretty proud of that. In fact most days I regret having left the classroom because I was better at that than anything I’ve done since. This Sunday I’m having dinner with three former students from the first class I taught at BC in 1970. All three are happily retired---that also gives me pause!

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