Day 178: Goodbye, Mr. G.

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Today was our last day of school. And sadly, we said goodbye to David Gewanter, who is retiring after teaching physics at John Jay for the past 7 years. It’s been great working with David. His friendship and mentorship have been invaluable both to faculty and students. He is an accomplished educator and gentleman, who has made a positive impact on the John Jay community. He introduced a new science elective, Environmental Physics, and organized field trips to CERN over school breaks. His students designed passive solar houses and studied the thermodynamics of clothing (which culminated in sleeping outside for a whole night). He taught life lessons in addition to physics, always ready with a funny or heartfelt story from his many adventures.

I’m not very good with goodbyes, so… Goodbye, David. We’ll miss you.

Postscript: Why only 178 days and not 180? After Hurricane Sandy and the winter snowstorms, we lost two days that we were unable to makeup. Have a great summer, everyone! See you in September!

 

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HS Physics Teacher constantly questioning my teaching.

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