The History of Canterbury School: 1964-2014

 
9780996222006: The History of Canterbury School: 1964-2014

Engagingly written and impeccably researched, The History of Canterbury School: 1964-2014 tells the story of the transformation of a small coeducational elementary school on Park Avenue in Fort Myers, Florida into a leading and fully accredited independent college preparatory school. For the past six years, author Marnie Paulus has conducted extensive research and more than 150 interviews with Canterbury School students, teachers, board members, alumni, parents, and staff to create the school’s first comprehensive history. Her book highlights the ups and downs and watershed moments of Canterbury School throughout its 50 years. The reader will be surprised at the revelations of those who have impacted the school's evolution in their clear, candid, and courageous voices. It is evident that Canterbury educators have been devoted to developing life-long learning skills and a healthy skepticism in their students. Certain themes have persisted throughout the school’s first 50 years. Most important is the unparalleled quality of the teacher-student relationship. In fact, above all else this constant seems to have been the “north star” as Canterbury School has successfully navigated its first 50 years.

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Marnie Paulus was born in Southern California but has lived in different areas of the country and overseas. A third generation educator, she attended and taught at independent schools before entering the field of historic preservation. Giving credit to her professors at Eastern Michigan University and Vassar College, she has employed oral history techniques, primary and secondary resources, detective work and perseverance to complete her third school history. The previous titles were The Koç School 1988-2008 and Menlo Remembers, An Informal History. Her spouse is an independent school teacher, coach and administrator about to complete his fourth headship. Currently, they live in Fort Myers, FL.

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