Reading Pioneer Celebrates 100th Birthday at Coachman Square
On February 20, Goldie Mintz celebrated 100 years of life surrounded by her friends, family and over 150 cards from former students and friends at Coachman Square at Woodbridge. Senator Cabrera presented her with a citation recognizing her over 40-year career as a teacher. In the 1950s, her love of her faith led her to help found both a Temple and a nursery school. When she recognized her students were having trouble reading, she pioneered a new method of learning, Organic Reading, for which she won a state award. After Goldie retired to the New Haven area in the early 2000s, she became a beloved volunteer tutor for many years in the New Haven Public School system where she taught kids to read.
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