Glioblastoma Brain Tumor
Garnet Lynch's Bio
Garnet Lynch was diagnosed with a glioblastoma brain tumor (same as John McCain) on March 29, 2018. She had surgery on April 4, 2018 at Johns Hopkins and then went through 6 weeks of intensive radiation with chemotherapy 5 days a week for 6 weeks. Once that round of treatment ended she began double chemo 5 days a week every month. This treatment continued until she was admitted into the hospital, because she fell three times on September 12, 2018 for a new MRI. Luckily there were no broken bones. From the hospital she moved to North Hampton Rehab facility where she stayed until they could no longer help her. On October 12, 2018 Garnet was moved to the Kline Hospice House where she still currently resides.
Garnet is married to Tom Lynch and the mother to four grown sons (Ted, John (JC), Dylan and Peter) and Toms daughter (Jami). She has 8 grandchildren.
Garnet graduated from the University of Iowa in 1969 and is a member of Alpha Phi. She taught in Johnson County, Iowa for six years prior to moving to Maryland where she taught in Frederick County, Maryland from 1985-2014. Garnet taught at Hillcrest, Whittier and Tuscarora Elementary Schools. At all three schools she was 4th grade team leader and attended and often led the team leader meetings, served on the School Improvement Team to analyze data and to implement new curriculum and programs, worked with the PTA and presented programs to parents, mentored dozens of teacher interns for Mount St. Mary’s, Hood and other colleges/universities. She worked with highly able students and met with the Gifted and Talented staff for FCPS. She also mentored any new teacher at any grade level who would seek her out. She gave freely of her time, advice, suggestions and problem-solving ideas to staff and students. Garnet was awarded the Washington Post Agnes Meyers Frederick County Teacher of the Year in 1998. In 1999 at the requested of President Bill Clinton, she took part in a three day conference with Educators from all over the US. in St. Louis to access the Public School System.
She retired in 2014.
Garnet is an avid Orioles, Redskins and Iowa Hawkeyes fan. In retirement she became a busy artist starting Now and Then Arts and Crafts where she traveled to craft shows with Tom and sold their unique pieces.