A long over due collection of tribute pages to the individuals who accepted the challenge of educating us.
Russ Titus was a Ridgewood teacher, as well as a principal and acting superintendent in the district. I worked, as a teacher at Somerville School for 18 years, with Russ as principal. I believe that a great principal can bring out the best in his teachers. He was very aware of my strengths and weaknesses as a teacher, and he gave me many opportunities and much support to nourish those strengths. He supported and even encouraged my rather unconventional and sometimes controversial teaching style and behavior in the classroom. Under his leadership and guidance, I learned a great deal and grew as an educator, even after 19 previous years in the classroom. I will be forever grateful to Russ for those extraordinary years at Somerville!
Deans Of Girls
Principals & Assistant Principals
GWMS Science Department