Betsy Sawyer


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Betsy Sawyer (née Rosemary Elizabeth Guercio) born Fitchburg, MA June 14, 1956 (d. 2016). Middle school teacher. Led Fifth-grade students at Groton-Dunstable school to create thousand-page The Big Book: Pages for Peace, world’s largest peace book. Received Peace Abbey Award, 2002.


World peace is about making sure people are comfortable and happy, and not living in a state of fear or poverty or violence.” (Boston Globe, May 9, 2016; photo Lowell Sun)