Lacordaire Academy Mourns Loss of Beloved Teacher – Dr. William Probst

Montclair’s Lacordaire Academy lost a beloved science teacher, Dr. William Probst.

Megan Mannato, Head of School, writes:

Dr. P, as many of the students called him, lived for Lacordaire. Never was a teacher more dedicated to an Academy or his students, than he. On any given day, Dr. P could be found chatting with students or faculty. He found great joy out of being around all of us and was always excited to interact with this community. He was one of the kindest individuals that I have ever known and the world was a better place with him in it. He will be sorely missed by this community.

Dr. P was a brilliant man. The worlds of chemistry and physics made total sense to him, and he strove to share the wonder he found in them with his students. He persistently strove to make his teaching better to enable his students to learn and many students found their love of science with him as a teacher. Even though he has been teaching for many years, the excitement that he brought to each and every class was contagious.

Dr. Probst had a huge heart and was a gentle soul, who always had a smile on his face and one of the best senses of humor. He loved his students and the Academy, and he will be greatly missed. We will be planning a memorial service for him at some point in December and will keep you all posted in regard to that information.

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