Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Sam Ferrainola, R.I.P.

Sam Ferrainola, the former director of the Glen Mills School, died Saturday. Over the course of 32 years, he took a beat-up reform school for boys and turned it into an educational powerhouse and a model for how delinquent behavior in boys should be addressed. He was a giant in his field.

He was one of the more interesting people I have ever met. He was smart, cagey, funny, and charming. He was also combative, vindictive, ruthless and demanding.

He had his flaws as a leader and a man but they were miniscule compared to his talents and his accomplishments. (You can read more about those here.)

He was a mentor, a teacher and a friend.

2 Comments:

Blogger Lwright said...

All I can say is wow, if it was not for this man no telling what would have happened to me. Because of him I'm now a doctor, own my private company, and understand what it mean to follow rules. I'm so sorry to hear this. I always thought i would one day be able to say thank you for helping me find my place in life. God bless his family. Leonard Wright. cortezdoc6626@msn.com

March 1, 2013 at 10:27 PM 
Blogger Lwright said...

All I can say is wow, if it was not for this man no telling what would have happened to me. Because of him I'm now a doctor, own my private company, and understand what it mean to follow rules. I'm so sorry to hear this. I always thought i would one day be able to say thank you for helping me find my place in life. God bless his family. Leonard Wright. cortezdoc6626@msn.com

March 1, 2013 at 10:28 PM 

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