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"For more than 40 years, Albert Siedlecki has taught science to eighth-grade students. Most of those years were spent at Memorial Middle School in Medford Township, New Jersey, where he is affectionately known as “Mr. Sie”—coincidentally pronounced like the “sci” in science.
Throughout his career, he has impacted countless students by using a hands-on learning approach and challenging them to do their very best, while clearly loving and enjoying his career immensely.
But he never realized how much he really meant to the children in his classes until he received a phone call from a former student..."
"Billy, thank you for the Uplift article about Dr. Buono. It inspired me to write to the son of my fifth-grade teacher. Her name was Jean Love and that name fit perfectly! Unfortunately, Mrs. Love passed away in 2015 but I managed to find her son's address and I'm mailing off a letter tonight. The solid foundation she gave me made it possible for me to become a successful corporate teacher and technical writer. I really wish I'd had the opportunity to speak with her again and your article has inspired me to contact other people in my life who have made a difference. I'm a 63-year-old grandmother now and you can bet I will be encouraging my grandchildren to say thanks while they still can. Regards, (name withheld for privacy)