So many of our teachers mentored us and shepherded us into maturity.
Often we think about those who gave their talent as teachers, the biology teacher who illuminated the study of genetics, the math teacher who could explain polynomials to a rock, the history teacher who could make past times come alive and seem relevant to us. Who has not witnessed some of them in action?
They have just the right amount of tact, drive, nuance, joy and humility, which packaged together must be a unique gift.
Then there were the high school and college mentors who left deep tracks in our lives and inspired so many students that they formed clubs to fly in for a conference to honor a professor for decades after graduation, until the club was brought together one last time for the prof’s memorial.
Or maybe it was that elementary school teacher who just had that enthusiasm for life.
One formerly healthy teacher passed away this week from Covid-19 at the age of 44, and this short report says she is going to really be missed in her community. She earned a tribute.
From KRQE Albuquerque New Mexico.