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Stephen Mitchell Tipton MAT ’68

Steve earned a BA in English from Cornell University and then came to Reed, where he studied English literature. He also completed a certificate of advanced study in human development at Harvard University School of Education. He taught English for 32 years at Brookline High School, where he was instrumental in developing an innovative interdisciplinary curriculum. “Courses I took at Reed, Cornell, and Harvard gave me a wonderful, wide range of information and theory,” he wrote. “I certainly remember a great time at Reed.”  Symptoms from primary progressive aphasia forced Steve to retire. He loved outdoor activities, including hiking, fishing, and gardening apples, rhododendrons, and vegetables. Steve and Sally Baldwin Tipton were married with three children, Becca, Nat, and Debby, and seven grandchildren—all survive him.

Appeared in Reed magazine: December 2015

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