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Reflections on my Teaching…

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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 art; perhaps becoming a fashion designer

However , overcoming my own challenging childhood, lead me to realize….I had a tremendous need in helping others….

So, I made the decision in my senior year of high school in becoming a social worker, where I would attend Florida State University, in Tallahassee

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

Then, following my decision, one particular day at… I will never forget; in my senior English class at Miami High School in Florida, 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 a University of Florida; in a town, Gainesville… I did not even know this school, nor even the town, Gainesville…

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!!…

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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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