Update: After teaching 37.5 years first as an MMR teacher, then Learning Disabilities, followed by Multi-Categorical, interventionist and finally, my last year, as the teacher of students in a residential psychiatric facility I have officially retired. I plan to do what I want, when I want, with whomever I want with no restrictions and NO alarm clock.
Following graduation I went to Ball State and received my BS in Mental Retardation. I taught one year in Indianapolis and then got married and moved north. While waiting on a job, I got my masters in LD and certification in elementary. I am now beginning my 33rd year of teaching in Plymouth.
My husband Barry taught for 25 years and then quit to become a chemical dependency counselor at the Bowen Center. He retired 2 years ago to help my son get a landscape business started. We have a 3 year old granddaughter named Evyn who is the light of our lives.
We stay busy with church, work, home, school and the baby. It seems like there is never enought time in the day.
Having taught for so long, it makes the things we did seem rather ridiculous. I do remember playing volleyball in Mr. Garrison's class and not having to do a term paper because the BB team did so well.
I also remember dress up day, dress down day, Senior Skip Day and being unmercifully hot in that acetate graduation gown.
Driver's ed. was a hoot. I remember giving Mr. Huff a heart attack when he said go through the stop and turn left. I went through the stop and turned left - without stopping at the sign. My father made me take private driving lessons with Mr. Huff after that incident and the one where I dented up the car in the driveway.
The best memory is of knowing such a diverse group of people with a lot of interests and personalities. It was great!!