Teachers Reunite

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Bridget Jelovcic, a second-grade teacher at MWD, reunited with her former third-grade teacher, Mrs. Rountry, in a special classroom visit. Mrs. Rountry, who retired from Malverne School District after 25 years of teaching, toured the building and read a story to Mrs. Jelovcic’s class. Downing Principal Margaret McDaid also had a connection to Mrs. Rountry, having served as a student-teacher in her class. As part of the districtwide Dare to Dream initiative, Mrs. Jelovcic shared her childhood dream of becoming a teacher after having Mrs. Rountry at MWD 29 years ago.