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Genevieve Jonte, Language Department
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Vaughn Olson
12-17-2009 08:57pm
Genevieve E. Jonte, a former resident of Huntington, New York, for 39 years, passed away in Bradenton, Florida on December 4, 2009. She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, then moved to New York state after high school. She completed her education at Saint Elizabeth College, Morristown, New Jersey and Teachers College, Columbia University, New York. For 32 years, she was a foreign language teacher and supervisor at South Huntington Schools on Long Island. At Walt Whitman High School, she introduced innovative teaching methods through use of a language laboratory and she prepared special advanced courses. She was the recipient of a double Fulbright Grant to France to participate in a summer seminar and to spend a year teaching in France. She wrote the Teachers Manual for a 2-level McGraw-Hill French textbook and then, as a consultant, visited schools nationwide using that text. She also spent time on leave in New Zealand and Australia meeting foreign language teachers there and speaking to students in teacher training institutions. After retiring and moving to Florida in 1984, she continued her dual hobbies of world travel and photography. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery in Huntington, New York.

Published in The Herald on December 6, 2009


Re: Genevieve Jonte, Language Department
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Katie Fahnestock Kingston
01-20-2010 10:36am
Amazing as usual, Vaughn - this kinda shines a spotlight on the fact that our teachers were actually complete PERSONS, with distinct and complicated stories and lives.  And I am gonna confess that I never fully viewed them that way while a student - they were there for my purposes and no other... the self-centeredness of youth?  I recall some anecdote about a child who, when asked (probably by Art Linkletter or someone) about her grade school teacher, indicated that she presume the teacher lived, slept, ate, breathed and lived AT the school - a life outside of the child's view of the teacher was beyond her.  I was a LITTLE bit that way with all my teachers.   I have visited Mr. Glorioso at home, and of course my 5th grade teacher Mr. Jankowski, and shall admit that I was somewhat befuddled upon seeing their environment AWAY from the school!  Well, that's my 2010 post, I think - don't get here too often any more.  Best wishes, Vaughn!


Re: Genevieve Jonte, Language Department
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Evelyn Hoult
02-20-2017 04:22pm
Genevieve E. Jonte, a former resident of Huntington, New York, for 39 years, passed away in Bradenton, Florida on December 4, 2009. She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, then moved to New York state after high school. She completed her education at Saint Elizabeth College, Morristown, New Jersey and Teachers College, Columbia University, New York. For 32 years, she was a foreign language teacher and supervisor at South Huntington Schools on Long Island. At Walt Whitman High School, she introduced innovative teaching methods through use of a language laboratory and she prepared special advanced courses. She was the recipient of a double Fulbright Grant to France to participate in a summer seminar and to spend a year teaching in France. She wrote the Teachers Manual for a 2-level McGraw-Hill French textbook and then, as a consultant, visited schools nationwide using that text. She also spent time on leave in New Zealand and Australia meeting foreign language teachers there and speaking to students in teacher training institutions. After retiring and moving to Florida in 1984, she continued her dual hobbies of world travel and photography. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery in Huntington, New York.

Published in The Herald on December 6, 2009





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