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Student,  teacher,  substitute teacher,  paraprofessional/ Signed English interpreter,  parent.......
 
F
rom these different perspectives I have observed the workings and goings on of the school.  I look back to my years as a student with interest.  I  enjoyed school life so much that I decided I wanted to spend my adult life in school.  I became an elementary teacher and special education teacher and then I became a parent, first a working parent and then a stay-at-home parent and the day my five year old son began school I hoped his teachers would love him like I did.  When my third baby began school, I answered an ad in a local newspaper for a teacher aide in the Kindergarten classroom.  I was hired and so began my relationship with a frustrated but lovable hearing impaired boy.  I became his Signed English Interpreter and followed him through his school life until he graduated in June of 1999.  This experience itself led me to look at the school system, its values and its goals, in a new light, while at the same time  understanding the limitations placed upon teachers and administrators.


WHY AM I INTERESTED IN YOUR IDEAS?

 
It has been an incredibly unique experience to go through the school system a complete second time, this time as an adult but viewing it through the eyes of a child.  I believe I have something unique to offer, but I would like your input as my experiences were limited to one school system.  Many of those experiences were wonderful; some were not.  It would be unfair to judge all schools, teachers and administrators by one school.  I would like your ideas and comments and hope to someday incorporate them all into a book.
 
I invite you to share my experiences and thoughts as I take you through the school system.  You may find that you can relate to my life as a student, teacher, substitute teacher.  paraprofessional/teacher-aide/signed English interpreter, and parent.

As well, I want to include administrators, bus drivers and school custodians as I know that their job is often thankless.  Not to be forgotten also are librarians and school secretaries . I welcome thoughts from all who have been involved in school life. Hopefully you will be inspired to tell me about your experiences.


 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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HUMOR
*The Unexpected
*Being the Principal?
*Out of the Mouths
*Bus Humor

*I Give Up

 
DISAPPOINTMENT
*How They Feel
 

 YOUR HEART AND SOUL
 *i am alive
 
*Creation of a Teacher
*Thanks Secretary

*My Rainbow
 
THOUGHTS FOR PARENTS
*My Wish For You
*Mean Mothers
*The Angels Name
*For All Moms
 *Ready for Children
*My Son
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Special Moms
*As We Age

 
 WE NEVER FORGET
*The First Year 
*Paying to Care
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I Am Your Student
*Powerful Stuff
*Student Teacher

 
I CAN'T BELIEVE IT
*Evaluating Teachers
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No Taunt Pledge
*School Prayer
*Death of Common  Sense

 
 DISCOURAGED?
*Wish List
*A Reason

 
 FOR STUDENTS
*Not in School
 *Letter to a Teen
 *Friends
 *Mean Teachers
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