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Alumni, teachers, students and friends remembered Annemarie Roeper, who founded The Roeper School with husband, George. Roeper died Friday at age 93.
11:34 am on Monday, May 14, 2012
David Feldman, chosen five months ago as Roeper's head of school (starting this July), was among applicants who spoke with the co-founder. In a tribute on the school's site [http://bit.ly/LJrGkJ], he recalls visiting her twice. Excerpts:
"I have always been drawn to people who value curiosity, and I’ve never met anyone who embodied the spirit of inquiry more than Annemarie. . . . While she had been physically frail during my visits, she maintained an intellectual curiosity and a willingness to share ideas with me that I will treasure. There were moments in our talks when you could see a sparkle in her eye.
". . . Annemarie’s smile, her stories, and her passion for working with children filled my heart. It is so rare to find someone with such a deep and powerful sense of purpose. . . . Annemarie Roeper’s counsel will be part of my being as head of school."
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