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Alan Shapiro, 1925-2011

Alan Shapiro, a leader in student-centered education and teacher-educator for almost half a century, died Friday at Danbury Hospital in Connecticut after a short illness, at the age of 85. Shapiro, a long-time teacher in the New Rochelle (NY) City School District, a prolific writer on education, and a social activist for peace, leaves behind his wife Sue (nee Suzanne Harburger), brother Richard, children Ann and her husband Tom, and Paul and his wife Connie, three grandchildren, Eli, Emmett, and Lucas, and three great grandchildren, Oz, Maddie, and Ella.

The family has requested that those wishing to honor Alan Shapiro’s life and legacy consider contributing to The Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility, publishers of TeachableMoment.org:

475 Riverside Drive, Suite 550

New York, New York 10115

212.870.3318 | fax: 212.870.2464


and the address for condolences:

Sue Shapiro

54 Florida Road

Ridgefield, CT 06877

For the full obituary, go to foody.org/3i.html. There's a plan for a celebration this spring.

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  • New York
  • Mar 12, 2003
  • English

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