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Am I Successful in My Teaching?



Being a teacher has been my mission on my life’s journey;   It is my passion… From my very beginning in 1972, I had no idea what an impact it would have on my life…  

There were other roads I could have taken, administration; guidance counseling, teaching at the college level…. All these I  opportunities to leave the classroom, but I did not choose those paths… I am a teacher…

I felt my need was to teach  and inspire  all  children, especially those children who needed my love and  safety…How that makes me feel with this choice, as a teacher and an individual… impacting children’s lives for me has been a gift…


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…

2 thoughts on “Am I Successful in My Teaching?

  1. Your heart obviously made the right choice. So many these days let their head decide life’s choices, as in asking: well, what’s in it for me; how does this progress my career etc..Passion, service to others don’t come into it. Teaching a child must be a privilege, wether the child is gifted or not. In fact, I think every child has a special gift that needs the right tutor to bring it out. And parents who understand their child and he/she’s relationship with the teacher. A partnership.


    1. Thank you so much…Being a teacher for so long has been my journey…I do feel “Our Higher Power” led me to this place…Today’s challenges compared to days long ago, may be greater…However the children I teach today, I feel I am making a difference in their lives…Janis


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