Jan Howlett once told a student: “To learn and to do better, it has to hurt.”
It was something the founder of Howlett Academy, a popular private school in Toronto’s Annex neighbourhood, truly believed — that any student could learn, no matter how much they struggled.
Now, her students, colleagues and family are grieving after she died of a brain tumour Sunday. Many former students have written to express how Howlett changed their lives, said her husband, David Ben. (read more)
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David Ben penned an obituary for Jan which was published in The Globe & Mail today, July 17, 2013. View it Here