Stories of the Classroom
Terry Crawford Palardy
Copyright © 2013 by Terry Crawford Palardy
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This book is dedicated to my colleagues, our students, and our own families who have traveled this academic path with us. A teacher’s life is a mosaic of many tiles; it encompasses the roles of counselor, social worker, adviser, coach, consultant, confidant, editor and instructor. The roles require many hours outside of the school schedule, and the teacher’s family life is impacted by those hours. The patience our spouses and children show in response is admirable. The support they often provide to the teacher is encouraging and remarkable.
Some of my colleagues (and their families) have entered into retirement, and others have passed away before their time, and may they rest in well deserved peace. Still others continue to carry on today.