Known as Mrs. T.C. to her many fans, she is the epitome of a teacher. I have worked with her for the last seven years and seen her go above and beyond for many children. Going to their homes, sometimes providing safe space for them to live in during a crisis, supporting them in outside activities, and keeping in touch for literally years later. She has been honored by the Red Cross, carried the Olympic Torch, been praised by the local newspaper and other organizations for her work with children and in the African American Community. It wasn't until the last year though that the depth of her character has shown through during her own personal crisis. For some people a diagnosis of cancer can mean a screeching halt to all other areas of their life. For Mrs. T.C. it has been one more opportunity to reach out and teach those around her. She came to school and talked with the children about what it meant to have cancer; had a party to celebrate life; started a foundation to share scarves and hats with others who are going through treatment; and walked in the walk for cancer. Mrs. T.C. teaches as much out of the classroom as she does when she is in the classroom. She is a true American Hero.
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