July 26 – How do your answer the question “What do you do?”
My job description is pretty straightforward. I am a teacher. This year, I will teach eighth, ninth, tenth, and eleventh grade English at an alternative high school.
My students are challenging in many way but very rewarding. On my way out of graduation this June, a former student jumped in front of my car so I would stop. I pulled over, got out, and received a giant hug. He thanked me for believing in him and let me know he'd received a scholarship to study architecture in Boston. We both teared up. That is priceless and worth every evening I spend grading papers and making graphic organizers.