July 26, 2011
Ruth Moyer, 92, a retired substitute teacher at Wakefield Forest and Mantua elementary schools in Fairfax County, died of cardiopulmonary failure July 18 at the Virginian retirement community in Fairfax County. Mrs. Moyer settled in Fairfax County in 1957 and spent more than 20 years as a substitute teacher in the county's public schools. She was a charter member and past president of the P.E.O. Sisterhood's chapter "J" in Alexandria. Ruth Bonnell was a native of Fairfield, Iowa, where she was a 1939 graduate of the old Parsons...
August 23, 2013 |
A substitute teacher died Friday morning at a Prince George's County high school after suffering a medical emergency, according to a school official. Max Pugh, a spokesman for county schools, said no Largo High School students were in the stairwell when the man collapsed about 7:45 a.m., just before the start of school. A vice principal called 911, but emergency workers were unable to revive him, Pugh said. School officials said the substitute teacher had worked for the school system since 2003.
November 2, 2012 |
The sky is pitch-black at a school-bus stop in Olney, and it might as well be midnight for 15-year-old Joe Palmer. His eyes are open, but his brain feels stalled. He wishes he were still in bed. It is 6:30 a.m., with sunrise still an hour away. "I'm pretty much a zombie," he says as his bus pulls up. He drags himself aboard, bound for Sherwood High School. The teen's lament is familiar across Montgomery County, where the opening bell of high school rings at 7:25. But such pre-dawn travails...
December 18, 2012 |
As the horror unfolded in Newtown, Conn., last Friday, dozens of news sources reported a striking element of the story: that Nancy Lanza, mother of shooter Adam Lanza, was a teacher at the school where her son killed 26 people before killing himself. This account persisted — in news reporting and in conversation — and seemed to fill in a critical element of the tragedy: a motive. As it turns out, she was not a teacher . Nor does it appear that Nancy...
February 16, 2013 |
MOSCOW — The big blast from outer space was still reverberating in the Russian city of Chelyabinsk on Saturday, as glaziers went to work replacing windows, divers vainly sought meteorite fragments at the bottom of a lake, doctors tended the wounded, residents found new ways to doubt the authorities and seemingly everyone looked expectantly to Moscow for the flood of cash that rolls in on the heels of catastrophe. Regional Gov. Mikhail Yurevich felt the need to deny that some residents had broken...
November 8, 2011
Jane M. Weech, 53, the owner and operator of toy design companies in Northern Virginia, died Nov. 3 at her home in Vienna. She had cancer, said her husband, Bill Weech. In the mid-1990s, Mrs. Weech founded Sew & Sew Plush Toy Design, which she operated in Arlington and then in Vienna. In 2005, she opened another toy design business, Cirque Design, which she ran in Vienna until shortly before her death. In the last year of her life, she was a substitute teacher of art and Spanish in Fairfax County...