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Lynn Monty - August 2014
The Burlington Free Press reported that Principal Patrick Burke is back at South Burlington High School today after finishing his last round of chemotherapy for non-Hodgkin lymphoma on August 1st. Burke didn't leave his position, but did shift much of his work to his assistant principles last spring. He said that while it wasn't easy to step back from daily operations, colleagues stepped up to make sure everything continued smoothly. The director of guidance at the school, Tim Wile, explained "When Burke became ill, he let the community know the situation, Wile said. Burke told everyone that he would take care of himself, and that those filling in for him would need support. 'I actually think it takes courage to trust your staff and fully focus on healing — this is what Patrick did,'".
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Original source: www.burlingtonfreepress.com