Update to Someone You Didn't Know
Diane Newton's life was tragically cut short when a 19-year-old joyrider crashed into her parked car in Harlem on July 3, 2005. I worked with Diane, a public school teacher, for a short time when I taught writing as part of an arts program in New York City. Her classes were magical and inspiring. I will never forget her care and concern for her students and for her patience. My story, Someone You Didn't Know, tells of my teaching experiences and focuses on Diane's class.
Her killer was sentenced to three years in prison. Diane Newton's life was worth much more than that.