I teach...

I am a teacher...

you need to know this about me because everything about what I love involves teaching...

I love that I am changing lives, I love that I am building relationships, I love that I am being an example of someone who struggled and achieved success...

This year I am having my first Teacher Grandchild (TG). That means a former student's child will be in high school. I'm not sure how that happened. Years ago, sassy, opinionated this young woman who, I might add was not afraid to fight for what she believed in (or just if you pissed her off) was trying to graduate after having a child during high school. Her son would crawl across the floor of the principal's office, we would hold him...he was one of the school babies...ones that we helped to move forward with their dreams.

Over the years I watched her grow into the most incredible woman...she has attended (and graduated) college, suffered through the death of her best friend and raised her friend's girls as her own. In addition to raising my TG, she has also raised another son with medical needs...tirelessly standing for him when no one else would listen. All of these great kids were wrapped up with a final special child to bridge them together...a whirling dervish of a boy who brings smiles to everyone.

This is a young woman who has tenacity and fire! I am proud to have been her teacher, am now her friend, and will now teach her son...the boy I held as a baby.

This is but one example of why I teach...

I teach to further knowledge
I teach to create vision
I teach to make a different

It is what I do
It is who I am
I teach...

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