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Best-selling author Samuel Casey Carter showcases a dozen mainstream schools that focus on a culture of character as their foundation and have achieved extraordinary results.
Chapter 6: Osmond A. Church School: P.S./M.S. 124 South Ozone Park, New York
Osmond A. Church School: P.S./M.S. 124 South Ozone Park, New York
[Page 66]The enormous transatlantic jets that land on runway twelve into Kennedy International Airport fill the entire window of Valarie Lewis's office just before they touch down some 300 feet ahead—as if the school itself were parked on the airfield. On a sunny day, with the windows open, the noise can be deafening. The aircrafts approach approximately every two minutes.
The whole scene is a study in contrasts. While the world's eighteenth busiest airport roars outside, the inside of Valarie's office could double as a Victorian curiosity shop: warm, cozy, and inviting. Colorful oddities and other conversation pieces hang from dozens of makeshift shelves—the entire ...