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Scholarship created in memory of beloved educator

An art scholarship was created in honor of MaryLee Fisher, former Tokeneke Elementary School educator, who died Nov. 27

Fisher was principal of Darien's Tokeneke Elementary School for 15 years before retiring in 2011.

She was considered an outstanding educational leader who demonstrated a deep commitment to supporting the learning needs of students, according to an announcement from the Board of Education, and Fisher played an important role in the planning and building of the new Tokeneke.

The school's mural, which shows various literary characters, was dedicated to Fisher.

"As members of the school community see this mural in the library setting, they are reminded of Mrs. Fisher's love of the arts and of her meaningful contributions to the Darien school community," reads the Board of Education announcement.

With the support of Fisher's family, the scholarship fund, in recognition of her love of the arts and contributions to the Darien Public Schools, is being established by the Tokeneke PTO. The scholarship will be given to a Tokeneke graduating senior who plans on pursuing post-high school study of the arts.

Contributions can be sent to the MaryLee Fisher Arts Scholarship, in care of Tokeneke School, 7 Old Farm Road, Darien CT 06820.

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