We are sad for the loss of the great George Miller who served The Island School as our first literature teacher 1999-2000. George, who had come out of retirement as a Headmaster returned to what he loved most, working with young people and sharing his passion for good prose. George helped students navigate the awesome challenges of Walcott’s Omeros with humor and an “everyone-pulling-together Pirate mentality”. George even looked a little like a pirate as he often ran in the heat of the day with a bandanna protecting his head. We will all miss George and yet his great stories that he told and was a part of will live on in the hearts of his many Island School friends.