Mr. Steve Anderson – Teacher at Seward, a Founder of LoMA

We are sorry to have learned of the recent passing of Steve Anderson, who taught at Seward Park High School from 1985 until the school’s closing in 2006.  He then became one of the founders of LoMA on the Seward Park campus after Seward closed.  Former LoMA principal John Wenk called Steve “one of the most beloved teachers” he has ever known, adding “he was a real teacher’s teacher.”  Former colleague Maureen Lonergan contacted us to say that “he was a great teacher and a great friend.  He had an amazing sense of humor!”  Steve had been a music writer for the Village Voice when he decided to obtain his Master’s Degree and teach.  In 2021 he authored As The Day May Determine, a book which drew on his background on the Lower East Side and East Village and received very favorable reviews. He was the type of teacher who really made Seward a special school.  The mark he left on his students and co-workers will be long remembered.