Monday, August 16, 2010
12 + 3 (+2) + 33 = a lot of school
In 32 years I have taught students - homemaking, English, reading, special ed. math, middle school technology, ESL, speech, careers, LMS, and hobbies. I have done senior trips, proms, Loy Lake, FHA conventions, tech conventions, GT programs, school newspapers, cookbooks, banquets, bus duty, lunch duty, study hall, carnivals, concession stands and yearbooks. I cannot even guess how many wonderful students that I have come in contact with. What great memories.
I have seen many changes in education. In testing we have gone from LBAS, TABS, TEAMS, TAAS, to TAKS with the STAAR test on the horizon. I typed my first tests on typewriters with correct-o-type tape and made copies on the mimeograph machines with purple ink. I used a real chalk board with chalk and erasers that had to be dusted outside on the sidewalk.
It has been a great ride, and I am excited to see what this new school year has in store. I still love my job and extremely proud to be an educator in Gunter ISD.