Today was a very sad day for me: It was my intern's last day. She did an amazing job with my Spanish classes.....even the ones who did not want to learn. When I think back to the first day she came (which seems like only yesterday to me)...until today, I realize how I learned from her. You know as an educator you never stop learning...and learn I did. She was so creative and such a beautiful spirit. I think professionally she will be a great success. Who ever gets her as a teacher next year will definitely benefit from a wonderful person. Silver....(is that not the coolest name?.... was a delight to get to know, and it feels really good to know that I was a part of her process on the road to becoming a teacher. I thank Dr. Sue Barry at Auburn for placing that kind of confidence and trust in me. Silver had an interesting start. My first block class was composed of a large number of baseball playing boys...who were friends and a handful. She never broke stride...she did what she came here to do...she taught. My other two classes were a piece of cake after first block....and if she handled them....she can handle anything. I actually went back to work on April 19th and believe you me...I have been exhausted. I took several pictures of her and the students and am making her a collage which I will mail to her later....in Tampa....so I would not cry. Silver graduates on May 14th and between now and then she will be in Tampa with her parents interviewing for a job, and finishing up those final graduating details that have to be taken care of.....you know, like packing. I must say again that any school system would be crazy not to hire her...I am telling you. I wish we could have hired her. I think she would be fun to have around all the time....but alas...it is proration here....and non-tenures are going to be pinked before the last working day of school.....so she is better off trying somewhere else. Besides, her family is in Tampa...and her boyfriend, Nick is also going to be back home in Tampa....I guess I don't blame her...but I am sure gonna to miss her. Good luck Silver and may God bless you as you embark on your new career and calling. You rocked!
I am a woman who wears many hats and loves them all. I am a singer - I sing with the group Still Magnolias. I was part of the original First United Methodist Church Arbor Praise Team until we moved. After 24+ years of teaching English 11 and Spanish I - II at Benjamin Russell High School I decided to take a job closer to home. I now teach Spanish I & 2 at Randolph Co. High School and Wadley. I thought I was getting close to retirement and looking forward to it, but decided to move my cheese and try something different. I am a preacher's wife and a preacher myself. My husband Frank is the pastor at Rock Mills United Methodist Church and I am the pastor at Midway (Wedowee). It has made our conversations interesting, to say the least.