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Saturday, May 26, 2007

I almost forgot

to post my last article. It ran in Monday's paper. And I think the link to it may only be open for a couple days more. If you're not out celebrating, and the TV & movie offerings are boring you tonight, take two or three minutes and read about this guy.

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  • we need teachers like this man.

    what an inspiration!!

    By Blogger Pamela, at 1:07 AM  

  • James, you compose articles in such a marvellous way...this was just such a great story..thankyou.

    By Blogger Cazzie!!!, at 2:52 AM  

  • I have high praise for anyone willing to give up high paying engineering jobs to return to the classroom to help those truly in need.

    By Blogger The Sarcasticynic, at 8:46 AM  

  • Wow...truly inspirational. And to work with special needs children takes a very patient man - you captured his spirit beautifully.

    I have often thought about teaching (must be why I've started teaching as adjunct faculty at the local community college) - your article included a crucial statement from Padron. I have a feeling that some of our best future educators will come from a group of talented men and women who are "retired" from their first career, and still have much to give.

    By Blogger Tiggerlane, at 1:42 AM  

  • That's the last time you trick me into reading something positive James! With articles like that you might make me start believing in hope again.

    By Blogger captain corky, at 12:56 PM  

  • What an amazing individual in a well told article. Thank you for sharing it.

    By Blogger My Reflecting Pool, at 11:08 PM  

  • Pretty nice.

    OK that is it for the positive, uplifiting stories this week. I can't handle anymore, I might melt.

    By Blogger ADW, at 11:41 AM  

  • WOW! What an absolutely awesome article about a truly wonderful man and his work. If he ever decides he might be tired of living in a warm climate and would like to try an area with snow, freezing rain, sleet and such, our school district could REALLY use someone with that type of dedication and drive!

    By Blogger Jeni, at 12:15 PM  

  • What a wonderful article. We have plenty of teachers who were the perfect well behaved student in class, but all too few that understand that there are those who do not fit the mold. The ones that hear a different drummer are the ones we need desperately in the real world. Kudos to you for the story and to him for his choice.

    By Blogger wordsonwater, at 1:59 PM  

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