Monthly Archives: September 2010

Good Things to be Thankful For

As I write this piece, I am on a plane headed to Tampa, Florida. My sister’s husband passed away and I am on my way to be with her. In all my 24 years of teaching, this is my first … Continue reading

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The Best Kind of Emergency

Before I became a teacher, I had two different jobs that I liked a lot. I had been the assistant to the director of public information at a nearby hospital for five years; part of my assignment involved being the … Continue reading

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Teaching Assignment: English, Social Studies, and September 11th

I always wanted to be an English teacher; reading and writing were what I loved best about school, and so I became certified to teach English at the secondary level. But early in my career, a colleague told me that … Continue reading

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The Story as Told by Photos

A colleague friend just posted on my Facebook page that she would love to revisit all the photos I’ve taken through my years at school. I’ve started to try and organize them all but there are so many it’s a … Continue reading

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