Principal, Joseph Metcalf School
“Miss Rumphius “
Author: Barbara Cooney.
I was born in Maine, went to college in Maine and have always kept Maine’s seacoast very close to my heart. Miss Rumphius spent her life, living by the philosophy that she wanted to do things to make the world a more beautiful place. Throughout her life that meant different things at different times. I have tried to live my life by that same philosophy. There are so many ways to make the world more beautiful.