On June 24, the Lower School library will hold a reception honoring the life of Pauline Lurie. Lurie served as a member of the faculty from 1968-2009, first at the Gill School and subsequently at Gill St. Bernard's.
She is best remembered as librarian for the Middle and Lower School, a position she held from 1979 until her retirement. That role allowed her to share her love of reading and appreciation of children's literature. Over the course of three decades, Lurie sponsored dozens of book fairs, collected countless birthday books and helped to inspire generations of readers. In 1982, in collaboration with Lower School teacher Jan Hays, she founded Stone Soup—arguably the most beloved tradition in the Lower School.
Prior to her work as a librarian, Lurie taught history in the Upper School and later chaired the department. She was also instrumental in developing the school's unit program, now in its 46th year, and taught ceramics, drama and filmmaking at different times during her career.
Please join us on June 24 at 1:00 p.m. in the Lower School library to celebrate the life of Pauline Lurie and her many contributions to the school.
Gill St. Bernard’s is a private, coeducational day school for students age three through grade 12, located in suburban New Jersey. Each of the three school divisions provides a vigorous, meaningful and age-appropriate curriculum, and all students benefit from the environmental learning opportunities that exist on our 208-acre campus.