Loving my summers is not limited to my days as a student. As a teacher, I also enjoyed summer break. During summertime, I spent many hours preparing for the next school year, while still having the freedom to travel and spend time with my own children. (BTW, despite what many think, signing a nine month contract and then requesting that it be divided into twenty-four pay periods for the sake of budgeting does not mean that teachers have a three month paid vacation.)
I loved teaching and have often wondered about the lives of the elementary and middle school students who were in my classes. Teachers who live and teach in small towns sometimes have the privilege of seeing former students, but those who teach in large cities or move, as I did, usually don’t know about the successes of their former students.
My brother, Dave Lacy, was a math teacher for many years and then a principal for even more. He often posts entries about his school experiences on his blog. Recently, he posted an entry that brought tears to my eyes. If you teach, or have taught, you will probably enjoy reading this account at: http://vanilla-ststt.blogspot.com/2012/07/fields-bad-boy.html
Happy School Year!