Alabama

Lazy Afternoon Reruns: “Year 15”

Tomorrow, I will go back to school at the end of summer for my fifteenth year in the classroom. When I began teaching in the fall of 2003, I was in my late 20s, with no experience and no certificate. Lacking in age, experience, and training meant that I had to bring some others things to the table: an English degree, writing and editing experience— and two that young teachers must have: hope and a willingness to work.

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