Submitted by Kristin Geller
Saturday, March 17 was the first day of D-E’s Spring Break, yet the campus was full of teachers! Over 350 teachers from under-resourced school districts in New Jersey came to campus to participate in Project Cicero. Under the leadership of D-E alumni Teddi Hunter ‘87 and Jen Backer ‘87, Project Cicero Northern New Jersey organized book drives that collected and offered FREE new/gently used books to build and supplement classroom libraries in schools across northern New Jersey.
This year a group of Lower School 4th and 5th graders volunteered with Project Cicero by helping to sort and organize the thousands of books that were collected. Additionally, students from D-E’s Middle and Upper school volunteered to make this project a huge success.
Project Cicero is fueled by the prolific words of Cicero himself, “A room without books is like a body without a soul.”