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The word "can't" does not exist in Alice Cury Farkouh's vocabulary. In these memoirs, this distinguished educator writes with heartfelt gratitude about her wonderful Lebanese-Syrian American family, her dedicated teachers and her wise mentors who together inspired and encouraged her to take "can't" out of her life, to never give up, and to believe that her dreams were always within her grasp. After nearly half a century as an educator dedicated to her students, a mother, and now a grandmother dedicated to her family, Mrs. Farkouh has penned her autobiography, "Never Say You Can't: Memoirs of a Lebanese-Syrian American Educator" (Cedars Publishing). The title of the book comes from a childhood experience. "My first-grade teacher was so upset to always listen to me say 'I can't do this' and 'I can't do that.' She decided to write the word 'can't' on a piece of paper and take it to the back of the school with the entire class. She made me dig a hole and bury the paper. She was tired of me losing confidence, and this is how she was going to teach me a lesson," Mrs. Farkouh explained. In her memoirs, the distinguished educator, who influenced a generation of students at Port Richmond and Curtis high schools, writes with heartfelt gratitude about her wonderful Lebanese-Syrian American family, her dedicated teachers and her wise mentors, who together, inspired and encouraged her to take "can't" out of her life, to never give up, and to believe that her dreams were always within her grasp. Chapters in the book are devoted to her years as a math teacher at Port Richmond and as head of the math department at Curtis. Since 2006, she has been principal of A. Fantis Parochial School, an elementary school in downtown Brooklyn affiliated with the Greek-Orthodox Cathedral of Sts. Constantine & Helen. She also is a faculty member at the College of Staten Island.
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