Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Top 2 Tuesday

I'm linking up with Taylor for this weeks

Top 2 Favorite Jobs you've had 

This is so-o-o-o easy....

Teaching special education....it's my passion, my calling, my career!
I've been teaching here in Marlboro County since I graduated from Winthrop in 1984, and I've pretty much loved every minute of it.  Over the years, my students have taught me as much, if not more, than I could ever hope to teach them.  I tried to work with them to improve their reading and math skills, and they've worked with me to make me more patient, caring, thoughtful, passionate, appreciative, and loving.  What they've given me by far outweighs what I've given them, and that's the honest truth.

Kool Kids Day Camp director for the Marlboro County Recreation Department!
This camp was MY CAMP!!  I designed the program and all of the activities.  Even though the summers here in SC are sweltering, I do not regret one drop of sweat or one bug bite that I got over those 12 hot, hot summers.  I had the opportunity to meet so many wonderful 6 to 12 year old children over the years, some that I still see today in leadership roles  in the community.  I cherish the memories of making crafts, teaching kids to swim, helping children develop social skills, and giving them the experiences that hopefully they'll never forget....I know I won't!


  1. I LOVE teaching. Good for you to be able to have patience and a passion for teaching special education! We need more kind and compassionate people like you who not only do their job for money but truly feel it's a calling.

  2. Isn't it sad that my top 2 are from when I was a teenager: McDonald's and Publix. Back then it was optional and fun. : (

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