Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!
The impact of your chosen profession may have a lifetime impact on your students. After many decades, I can still remember my third-grade teacher. Every morning we would start the day with the Pledge of Allegiance followed by a prayer. Then Ms. Colbree (the teacher) would read a Psalm from the Bible.
If my memory serves me correctly, my sixth-grade teachers' name was Ms. D'Annunzio. I was named "teacher's pet" by my fellow students. I remember how she cried when we heard the announcement that someone shot Former President Kennedy. I also remember Mr. Gregory, my eighth-grade teacher. He helped me appreciate science and geography.
I have two forever grateful memories of high school teachers. Mr. LaMacchia, my music teacher, taught me how to use my vocal cords correctly, although so many years later, I probably need a refresher course. My favorite memory is Dr. Berkowitz, my Distributive Education teacher. He saw something special in me because of my good grades and offered to get me a scholarship. I knew my parents could not afford to send me to college, so I declined his good intention. I just wanted to graduate and get a job. Mr. Berkowitz spoke with someone at the telephone company and persuaded her to interview me. The result was that job was the start of my career.
My favorite college professor, Dr. Dennis Blell, taught Black History. He gave me a C on my first paper. I cried and asked him why. He responded that he knew I could do better. My final grade was A+.
After working for several years and now retired from a full-time job, I've discovered that I love working with children. As an entrepreneur, teaching Resume Writing to students is one of the jobs I offer. Teaching is rewarding to the teacher and the student.