My Dad has been an English teacher for the past 50 years; he now mentors young teachers. I can't tell you how many times former students of his have told me that he was the greatest teacher they ever had.
Growing up, my mother didn't work and there were nine kids in our family, so we certainly did not live in luxury. Despite those circumstances, however, he never let us feel like we needed more than we had.
As he approaches his 81st birthday, he still volunteers hours each week to educating and supporting both children and teachers. As a result of his continued dedication, his impact will last for many years into the future.
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