If Republic Steel had remained open, Bruce Brozynski might never have come to Parker Junior High School.Brozynski is retiring this spring after 16 years as assistant principal at Parker. His 27 years in education started after his first career – in accounting – came to a close when Republic, on Chicago’s Southeast Side, shut down in 1987. Brozynski, who grew up close to the steel mill, worked there as an accountant and a yard boss.“I had already done some grade school coaching when the mill closed,” he said. “Someone suggested I go back to school to get teaching . . .
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