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Doris Dillon, Educator and Encourager

Doris Dillon and her husband came to Teachers College in April to dedicate the new advanced teacher training institute, the Doris Dillon Center. At the end of August, Doris Dillon passed away from Lou Gehrig's disease, but she taught right up to the end, even teaching about her illness. Dillon was a teacher in the San Jose unified school system for three decades and most recently had run two elementary school libraries.

Doris Dillon and her husband came to Teachers College in April to dedicate the new advanced teacher training institute, the Doris Dillon Center. At the end of August, Doris Dillon passed away from Lou Gehrig's disease, but she taught right up to the end, even teaching about her illness. Dillon was a teacher in the San Jose unified school system for three decades and most recently had run two elementary school libraries.

Dillon's commitment to education was an inspiration to new teachers and experienced veterans, said Peter Cookson, president of the Doris Dillon Center. "Doris' 150 percent commitment to teaching sent exactly the right message," he said. "She loved being a teacher."

The article, entitled "Doris Dillon Encouraged Reading" appeared in the 8/26/01 edition of the Contra Costa Times .

When possible, the News Bureau provides a link to article summaries, a link is always provided to the online source. Not all online sources archive information and some charge a fee for older material.

Published Wednesday, Jun. 26, 2002

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Doris Dillon, Educator and Encourager

Doris Dillon and her husband came to Teachers College in April to dedicate the new advanced teacher training institute, the Doris Dillon Center. At the end of August, Doris Dillon passed away from Lou Gehrig's disease, but she taught right up to the end, even teaching about her illness. Dillon was a teacher in the San Jose unified school system for three decades and most recently had run two elementary school libraries.

Dillon's commitment to education was an inspiration to new teachers and experienced veterans, said Peter Cookson, president of the Doris Dillon Center. "Doris' 150 percent commitment to teaching sent exactly the right message," he said. "She loved being a teacher."

The article, entitled "Doris Dillon Encouraged Reading" appeared in the 8/26/01 edition of the Contra Costa Times .

When possible, the News Bureau provides a link to article summaries, a link is always provided to the online source. Not all online sources archive information and some charge a fee for older material.

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