December 16, 2017

Beloved Board Member Leaves Imprint

Nearly 10 years ago, Dr. Tom Monaco walked into Linden Grove School and started a journey that will forever leave a mark on the entire community.

Tom served LGS in many ways: Education Committee member, Strategic Planning facilitator, Board of Trustees and more. But it was Tom’s energy, empathy, encouragement, stewardship and passion that impacted LGS. Whether to student or board member, teacher or principal, Tom gave his time freely and nurtured growth in all. He asked thought-provoking questions, pushing us to look at and address the exact things that held us back. He drove us to be a better school by being a driving force for strategic planning based on mission-driven work. Quite simply, he helped us move from good to great.

Though Tom has been gone only a short time, many of us have turned to each other and said, “What would Tom say in this situation?” He will forever leave an imprint on our lives.

Tom Monaco Fund Established
To celebrate his commitment and generosity towards Linden Grove School, and recognizing his passion for professional development, the Board of Trustees established the Tom Monaco Fund for Staff Development.