Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

Dr. Sylvia Charp

Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

Dr. Sylvia Charp

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October 2003--Editorial

It is with a great deal of sadness that I am writing this month to honor Dr. Sylvia Charp, who was editor-in-chief of T.H.E. Journal for the last 30 years. As many of you know by now, Sylvia passed away on Aug. 24 due to serious injuries she suffered in a car accident.

Anyone who has ever met Sylvia knows that she was truly a remarkable woman. Graduating from high school at 14, she began teaching English, science and mathematics four years later at a technical high school in North Philadelphia. Sylvia then went on to earn a bachelor's degree from Temple University and a master's and doctorate in education from the University of Pennsylvania in 1966. She became director of technology for the School District of Philadelphia that same year--and the rest is history.

I first met Sylvia in 1972 when she would come to my family's home in Massachusetts to conceptualize a new magazine focused on educational technology, which would become T.H.E. Journal, with my father, the late Ed Warnshuis. Sitting there listening to these two brilliant minds discuss the future of technology in our schools and universities was something I have never lost sight of. Sylvia and Ed were true pioneers of their day--sharing a vision and having the drive to see it through. It was always intriguing listening to the many lively debates they had in our living room on Maynard Farm Road. …

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