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Hal Brun (Sri Lanka 1969-71) special education leader, 1947-2013

Hal Brun (Sri Lanka 1969-71) special education leader, 1947-2013

Hal Brun (Sri Lanka 1969-71) special education leader, 1947-2013 Educator had ‘huge appetite for life’ January 05, 2014| By Joan Giangrasse Kates While a Peace Corps Volunteer in Sri Lanka, Hal Brun was assigned to teach English to villagers, some of them children with severe disabilities who had been deemed unteachable. With little formal training, Mr. Brun developed a special education program for teaching these children and put into place a system to help them attend local schools. “Hal understood that everything begins with an education,” said his partner of 30 years, Jeff Ginsberg. “That this was the starting point to giving these kids their best shot at life.” Upon his return to the U.S., Mr. Brun launched a long career in education, including several years as the director of special education at New Trier High School in Winnetka. “He was the kind of leader that inspired others to do . . .

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