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Reflections on my Teaching…


I am quite proud to have been a teacher for almost forty years…

I came to teaching quite by accident

I always had an interest in the arts; perhaps becoming a fashion designer

However, overcoming my own challenging childhood, lead me the realization….I had a tremendous need to help others….

So, in my senior year of high school, I made the decision to become a social worker, and attend Florida State University, in Tallahassee

In sharing my decision with an uncle…It was he who suggested, becoming a teacher, because it would better suit me… He believed it was a more stable career for a young woman…

Then, following this decision, one particular day… I will never forget; in my senior English class at Miami High School;

My pretty, young favorite teacher; Ms. Kempler, commented she liked my dress…

She said that it reminded her of the University of Florida… It was the University’s colors of “orange and blue“…

Wow, I so appreciated her comment! Back then, not feeling noticed … Ms. Kempler noticed me!

Ms. Kempler had gone to the University of Florida; in a town, Gainesville… I had never even knew

Well, it was then I decided in 1966, I was to become a teacher, and go to the University of Florida… And I must …

Thank, Dear Ms.Kempler ….♥️

And I have never looked back… Becoming a teacher was the most important decision I made to channel my passion for helping…

Teaching young children!!…


Retired elementary, public school teacher; all thirty-eight years in Florida... Now spending my time advocating for our children, and their right to strong public school education...With an appreciation for the arts and the beauty in each day…

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