Grieving father hopes to turn loss into lesson
Slaying moves him to teach
In the months since his daughter’s death, Malcolm Astley has sought to make sense of the tragedy - trying to read, walk, and write his way through the grief. But fundamentally he is a teacher. A member of the Wayland School Committee and a former Lexington elementary school principal, Astley is grappling with a way to turn his loss into a broader lesson.