Matthew Wilkinson was born and raised in Princeton and now teaches at Princeton High School. He attended Littlebrook Elementary School, Valley Road and John Witherspoon Middle School, and graduated from Princeton High School (PHS) in 1979. After leaving for college, Matthew returned to teach at Princeton High School in 1986. He shares his recollections of […]
Aditya Shrivastava recalls his uncertainty when he first heard about the COVID-19 pandemic and wondered how it would affect Princeton High School, which ultimately shut down and switched to virtual learning. Aditya has been staying home with his parents and brother and keeps in contact with his friends and family online.
Michelle Brown, a junior at Princeton High School (PHS), learned about COVID-19 in November 2019. She had traveled back to Princeton from China just before the first few cases were reported in China. The virus seemed to become a local issue when Princeton University reported cases in the spring of 2020. Since PHS switched to
Stephanie Moon, a Princeton High School (PHS) student, shares that in the early spring she was not sure how the COVID-19 pandemic would affect school and the Princeton community. She started to worry after she heard about local cases and PHS closed for the school year. In her day-to-day life at home, Stephanie can set
Eileen Hohmuth-Lemonick, an art teacher, came to Princeton in 1969 and lived in the Witherspoon-Jackson neighborhood. Before her son was old enough to enroll at University NOW Day Nursery (UNOW), she kept him in a cardboard box in her classroom. In this interview, Eileen explains the difference between daycare and nursery school, speaks warmly of
Pam Wakefield grew up in Bloomfield, NJ. She and her spouse, Bill, raised their children in Montclair before relocating the family to Princeton in the early 1980s to be closer to Bill’s workplace. Pam worked for years in the Princeton University Department of Psychology as a research assistant for Professor George Miller. She became active
Ruth Miller moved from Canada to Princeton in 1970 with her husband and young sons. Tragically, in 1972, she lost her husband. Her youngest son was just old enough to enroll at University NOW Day Nursery (UNOW). Not only did the school provide full-time care, which Ruth needed as she transitioned back to work, but
Barbara Suomi moved to Princeton in 1973, the year her oldest child was born. All three of her children attended University NOW Day Nursery (UNOW) throughout the 1970s and 1980s. Barbara remembers UNOW fondly and was impressed by their philosophy, quality of teachers, and compassionate environment. She especially appreciated that they provided childcare until 6:00
Allison Chou attended the University NOW Day Nursery in the early 2000s. In this interview, she and her, mother, Lin, recount the warmth felt and the adventures shared while in an admittedly cramped, older building. In fall 2019, Allison will be reunited with some of those friends as they enter Princeton University as freshmen.
Bernard Miller came to Princeton in 1957 to work at the nearby Radio Corporation of America laboratory after seven years as an active-duty Air Force officer. Prior to arriving in Princeton, Bernard taught engineering at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He worked on classified aerospace projects and later took graduate courses in