Tryon Palace in New Bern, NC. July 3, 2015.
Love won on Friday, June 26, 2015 when the Supreme Court ruled that all people in the United States are guaranteed the right to marry. It was an exciting step forward and a celebratory day filled with happiness as everyone in the nation was granted a common right. My family ended the day at the home of our President, where a steady stream of hundreds were gathering, to mark the joyous occasion by taking photos and singing patriotic songs.
After 12 years here and 18 years in this public school system, today was my last day. I’ve spent 35 years in public schools in the U.S., sometimes as a student, sometimes as a teacher and many years overlapping as both.
Today was bittersweet as I said good-bye to friends who have been like family for many years. Last week was a difficult as I spoke with so many wonderful young people for, likely, the last time. I feel I am abandoning the institution (public schools) I have defended and praised almost all my life. I am also looking forward to the change I have chosen. I hope it is all it seems to be: more time with students, less testing and a better life-balance for students, teachers and all staff at my new school. Only time will tell what teaching outside of the U.S. will bring…please stay tuned…
Thinking about the people of Nepal as that dreaded earthquake has finally come.
A long weekend trip to New Orleans to celebrate my 40th birthday…a wonderful time that ended way too quickly!
A student in English class:https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/orange/
Being Auntie to this little girl is the absolute best. Her good friend is pretty awesome too.