Alan’s Blair years were filled with leadership roles in athletics, student government, and social activities. During his 40-year education career he became the County’s youngest school principal and helped develop groundbreaking curriculum and policies for effective school administration. He was a leader in not only helping to integrate Little League baseball in the region, but through his work as Executive Director of Quality Integrated Education he was also involved with moving the entire Montgomery County school system out of the “separate but equal” era and into its position as a national model for inclusiveness.
He had a half century of engagement with Blair, from his time as a student (Voted “Best Dressed!”) through the 1980’s. Within the school system he worked with, and for, dozens of Blair students, teachers and faculty, including Blair Principals Richard Wagner, Darryl Shaw and Paschal
Emma, and teachers like Richard Pioli and Ed Clements. Alan was also a giving member of the community, spending countless hours coaching his beloved Takoma Tigers baseball teams (which featured three future professional baseball players) and serving as a role model for hundreds of young men and women who were fortunate enough to be under his caring supervision.