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Letter: Jean Pugh was a visionary for Gloucester schools

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

Jean Elizabeth Pugh was a humanitarian, a biologist, a teacher, an historian, and a supporter of Gloucester County, particularly its parks and public schools.

Countless hours of volunteering at "her" school, Abingdon, untold numbers of hours listening to those who sought her counsel, hundreds of Gloucester’s youth whose pursuits during and after high school were enhanced through monetary support are among those who Jean would want to "pay forward"—giving back to this community through their time and talents.

Jean Pugh had a dream—a vision for the future of Gloucester County Public Schools. Her dream was to make our school system a positive example for the Middle Peninsula, the Peninsula, and the commonwealth. This dream encompassed our hiring and keeping the best in our system: the bus drivers, the cafeteria workers, the buildings and grounds custodial staff, the teachers, the administrators, the superintendent and all others concerned...

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