Then...      and      Now

Nyack Class of 55 pencil

Educational Highlights: BA State University of New York at Albany, 1959, English/Education, cum laude
MA New York University, 1963, Counseling, ,magna cum laude
Ed D New York University, 1981, Educational Administration, summa cum laude
Doctoral Thesis: "The Development of Instructional Options As A Result of Declining Enrollment in A Comprehensive High School"

Marriage and Family Highlights: Annie and I were married in 2003 following the death of my former wife Jo after a valiant struggle with Parkinson Disease. Our blended family includes seven children (adults) living in seven different states. Among them, they have added an even dozen grandchildren to our tribe. 

My Name: After Jo died, I paid tribute to her memory by legally changing my name to Bob Jo Dallow.  I never appreciated the difficulties that women experience when updating their names with so many agencies and institutions after marriage.     

Career Highlights: 34 Years with the Hauppauge Public Schools in Hauppauge, Long Island, New York
After six years as an English/journalism instructor and advisor to both the yearbook and newspaper, I spent the remainder of my career as an administrator including 13 years as principal of Hauppauge High School where I guided the building through a period of precipitous decline from 2800 to 1200 pupils. In 1993 I retired from the district, concluding my career as Superintendent of Schools.

Named Suffolk County High School Principal of the Year, 1990-91

Travel Highlights: Who doesn't like to travel? We are fortunate to have experienced two "dream trips:" the first was three weeks in Australia and New Zealand, and the second was also three weeks, this time in Denmark, Sweden, Finland, and Norway. Trips to the British Isles were almost as wonderful. In addition we have been to Portugal and Spain, the Caribbean, and Bermuda. Travel within the US has traced much of the perimeter of the country, still leaving us portions of the middle to explore.

Hobbies: Crossword puzzles...both solving them and creating them.
Hockey. The year we moved to California, the Anaheim Ducks were born, and we have shared season tickets ever since.
The Pacific. When you live one mile from the ocean and are on the beach every day, it's really more than a's a lifestyle.
Christmas villages. Where do you cross the line between a hobby and an obsession? We have been collecting miniature Christmas villages for over 20 years and annually display over 200 lit buildings in a winter scene that takes several weeks to create. That's bad enough, but it has extended to a second "career" in the collectible field with nearly 200 articles and puzzles printed, speaking engagements, and active participation in a village collectors' club.
Nyack 55:  And now I find myself 60 years later in the enviable task of coordinating records and updating data for our class.  Keep me updated, folks.

(updated February 2015)

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