Sunday, December 18, 2005
Jim Calkins: “the most progressive, most important and most controversial (Staples principal) in the school’s history.”File photoJim Calkins, principal of Staples High School during the turbulent 1960s and 1970s, lies gravely ill in Virginia, a friend said today.
He has enjoyed reading Dan Woog’s new book, “Staples High School: 120 Years of A+ Education,” and is filled with nostalgia and pleasant memories of his years in Westport, the friend said in an e-mail message to WestportNow.
In his book, Woog said of Calkins’ time at Staples: “His eight-year tenure has been called the most progressive, most important and most controversial in the school’s history.”
Posted 12/18/05 at 04:00 PM
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