During Teacher Appreciation week, I often hear of the amazing teachers that turn lives around. I read stories that inspire and motivate. But, there are many more untold stories of the impact that a good teacher has over the span of their career in education. And as I reflect on my experience as a student, I would like to thank all of the teachers from Rockwall ISD. [Read more…]
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I started high school in a class of over 800 students, a shocking transition from attending a small junior/senior high school on a military base. I did well in school, but stayed under the radar. I had a few teachers who took the time to push and challenge me, but none as much as my art teacher, Mrs. Stephens. She taught me to appreciate perspectives, styles, and to be an individual. More importantly, my opinions, strengths, tastes, and limitations were valued. [Read More …]
I attended Westwood Elementary School in Friendswood, Texas during the late 1970’s. The school had a traffic signal light in the cafeteria. When the light was green, students could talk; yellow meant students could whisper; but when it was on red, no one dared to speak. Unfortunately for me, I was known as a motor mouth and would always talk to my friends no matter what color the light. I finally had my day of reckoning when I was in fourth grade. I will NEVER forget this infamous day! The light was red and as usual, I was jabbering away to my friends. Little did I know there was a teacher, wearing a cream and green crocheted wide-striped sweater, watching me the entire time. After she had seen enough, she approached me, grabbed my arm and said, “Follow me young lady!”. All the way, she scolded me for not following the rules in the cafeteria. She then told me my punishment was that I had to sit on the stage in front of the student body for the remainder of the week. I was mortified! [Read More…]