How many people can a teacher influence? To answer that mathematical question, you had to attend the recent retirement dinner honoring Dean Alfred Posamentier, mathematician, author and mentor to scores of students across time and the span of oceans.
His original math team, now in their 40s were there. A professor and former student flew in from Austria. Others came from Chicago and California. College presidents, principals of schools, publishers including Bill Dinger, CEO of Sadlier Publishing and colleagues from all walks of life lauded the successful teaching techniques and mentoring of one individual, Dr. Alfred Posamentier.
A standing ovation by 200 individuals was a moving tribute to the man who taught square roots, Fibonacci’s code and other mathematical conundrums.#