I have been a teacher for more than twenty-five years. Most of that time has been spent in high school and middle school English classrooms in New York State. It has been my privilege to have worked among dedicated professionals whose work has both inspired and humbled me.
Educational fads come and go. The jargon may change, but what remains clear is this: the heroes of public education are the teachers who arrive in classrooms each day determined to make today better than yesterday.
I have always believed that we do change the world one child at a time. We do like to think we have a hand in the future. Teaching is not a job; it’s a vocation. Every day is a chance to make a difference.