I credit the articulation of this theory to my mentor and pastor, Ken Turner. Upon her return to our family in 1984, eligible from her O-Levels, with the help of our dearest family friend Florencia Lewis (who by the way also helped me obtain my teaching prospects), received a position as Teaching Assistant in the Syracuse City School District. To those of you who know my mom, it is no surprise that she never referred to herself as an assistant, and as I understand it, most of her head teachers treated her as a co-teacher.
Among her students were US Circuit Judge Rosemary Pooler and her daughter, (for those outside of the United States, a Circuit judge is the level directly below the Supreme Court). Mom enjoyed having the budget to buy the ingredients for the class meals freely at Wegmans. School children and adult cooking students were welcome to our home from time to time, and any visitor in that era would have a delicious meal at least.
"I love to share my feelings with others. I believe that one of the greatest gifts that we can give to our students is the ability to see, to hear, and to reach others; to see the beauty in human communication. Unless we can teach our students- the next generation to be human beings who can share and care for others, we will, unfortunately, be bringing up robots!
I love to create. Because of my enthusiasm and creativity, I can give my students the sense of their creativity, necessary for them, to perhaps reach their dreams and goals, or at least provide them with some self-confidence and self-esteem to move on...hope if you will, perhaps sometimes at a seemingly dead-end street."