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Lou Bernieri

Lou Bernieri was born in Brooklyn, New York. He earned his BA in English at Harvard College and MA in English and American Literature at the Bread Loaf School of English. He has done graduate work at Harvard and Boston College Divinity schools. Since 1977 he has been an English Instructor at Phillips Academy. At Phillips, he has served as Chair of the English Department, dorm counselor, and varsity football and track coach. He holds the Frederick W. Beineke Teaching Foundation chair. In 1987 he founded Andover Bread Loaf, an outreach program of Phillips Academy, whose mission is to promote literacy and educational revitalization through the lens of social justice in the most economically disadvantaged school systems and communities around the world, particularly in US urban public schools. In 2015 he was awarded the Ertha Dengler History Award from the Lawrence History Center. In 2013 he was awarded the Jeannie Menucci Award from the Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence. In 2016 he was awarded a Doctor of Letters by Middlebury College for his work with Andover Bread Loaf in Lawrence, Massachusetts.

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