Glenfield’s Dan Gill and The Empty Chair

Glenfield’s Dan Gill and The Empty Chair
Posted on 05/23/2022

Glenfield Social Studies teacher Dan Gill has earned well-deserved attention from the local media for keeping an empty chair in his classroom. Gill has told the story about a childhood experience that led to the symbol to generations of Montclair students over his 52-year teaching career. The empty chair shows his students that his classroom is always an accepting place. Read and watch more about Gill’s passion and his poignant story below.

The New Jersey Herald

ABC-7 Eyewitness News

CBS New York 

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