June 27, 2013 |
The Radnor School District has hired an administrator from its chief rival, neighboring Lower Merion, to be its new superintendent. Michael J. Kelly has worked at Lower Merion since 1999, first as director of pupil services, then as assistant superintendent for the last five years. He was a special-education teacher and supervisor in the West Chester School District before moving to Lower Merion, and he holds a law degree from Widener University School of Law. "I didn't go to law school intending to become a lawyer," said Kelly, 52, who went to Widener at night while teaching in West Chester.
September 16, 2012 |
For local artist James Burns, creating a mural depicting the emotions surrounding suicide hits close to home. "Suicide is not just about ending one person's suffering," Burns said. "What people don't realize is that it starts a whole chain reaction of sorrow for those who are left behind. " Burns, 37, is head artist on the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program's latest project, "Finding the Light Within," at 119 S. 31st St. The painter was denied the opportunity to know his grandfather because of his untimely death, and while working on the two-year project, he lost friends from graduate school and high school months apart.
November 6, 1995 |
It's easy to get lost in the global village. That's why Georgia Bennett has been able to build a business by giving people directions to the right schoolhouse door. Her West Chester consulting firm, Bennett Educational Resources, provides information on education to corporations and their employees moving to and from the United States. The company might help a U.S. family find a program abroad for a special- needs child, or help a foreign transferee's spouse apply to U.S. graduate schools.
March 1, 1990 |
Doris W. Bland, 63, of Wyncote, a firm but caring former principal at the Pennell School in West Oak Lane, died Sunday at Lankenau Hospital. Dr. Bland was principal at the elementary school at Ogontz and Nedro Avenues from 1971 until she retired in 1982. She got her doctoral degree in education administration from Temple University in 1974. "She was like a willow tree," recalled Tillie McSpadden, a former community coordinator at the school. "She knew when to bend and she knew when to be firm.
March 22, 2013 |
JACOB IATI was not playing much last season. His prospects for playing did not look promising. He was ready to graduate, go for his MBA and get on with his life. He talked it over with his coach and they decided that he would give up his final season of eligibility at Albany and become a graduate assistant for Will Brown's team while working on that MBA. "I wasn't playing a lot," Iati said Thursday morning at the Wells Fargo Center. "They offered me to be the GA this year which would pay for graduate school.
October 14, 2012
Through Oct. 17, Philly.com/health and The Inquirer will mark breast cancer awareness month by publishing a profile a day of transformative moments reported by patients. The series will culminate in a special Philly.com/Inquirer section on Oct. 18, and can be viewed at www.philly.com/breastcancer . Ronni Jacobs of Chestnut Hill is a single mother and has a special relationship with her two daughters, whom she raised by herself. The worst moment in her breast cancer journey was sharing the news with them.
May 31, 2012 |
NEW YORK — A few weeks after Courtney Mirenzi's wedding, the 24-year-old made a pit stop while driving to Pennsylvania on a camping trip. Her car was still decorated with "Just Married" stickers. Noticing her youthful demeanor, a stranger approached and asked her age. "You should have waited!" the man advised. This was the first of many times Mirenzi has faced inquiry — and shock — about how old she was when she married. "It's really weird," Mirenzi said. "It makes me ask myself, ‘Did I do something wrong in getting married so young?
June 5, 2013 |
Francis X. McKeffery Sr., 81, of Marlton, who worked his way through evening classes in college and graduate school to become a defense contract manager and a college teacher, died of lung cancer Friday, May 31, at a relative's home in Washington Township. "He would leave for work early in the morning and get home late at night" for years and years, son Francis X. Jr. said Monday. After he graduated from Roman Catholic High School in Philadelphia, Mr. McKeffery served as a radio man on a destroyer in the North Atlantic and the Mediterranean.
May 19, 2011
DEAR ABBY: May I respond to "Bound for College," the high-school senior who is distressed because she may have to go to a state university? This is America, the land of opportunity, NOT the land of entitlement. A college education is a luxury, not a right. How fortunate she is to have parents who can send her to college. It is my hope that her father does get that job at the university. What an excellent benefit he will have to get reduced tuition for his offspring. If, however, that is not good enough for her, it is her right to refuse that gift.
March 13, 2014 |
The phone call came at dinnertime, and I could tell instantly that the daughter on the other end was uncomfortable. So we talked of the usual stuff - her life, ours, how things were going in graduate school. And then we got to the point. Our daughter wanted us to know that she would be moving in with her then-boyfriend. Soon. She methodically gave me the new address. I methodically wrote it down. But as it was happening, I knew, standing at the kitchen counter more than 25 years ago, that we'd crossed another generational border.