Teacher’s Final Day


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Sitting in my classroom for one final day

Not quite sure what to think or to say

My gratifying journey has been a long, yet proud one

As these days end, my rewarding work will be done

My thoughts go back to ’78 . . . at my first post

When a small community welcomed me, with the most

An unheralded group of students helped me to grow

Realizing that each day, there was much to learn and know

Supportive colleagues made me feel welcome and at home

We experienced much together, and I felt not alone

My eventful trip continued across three different states

Each stop along the way filled my calendar with distinctive dates

Returning to my various thoughts at this time

Teaching has been a worthy profession of mine

I began writing this poem on my “final day” of teaching.  Little did I know that I would be writing here now.  After 40 years and teaching in three different states, my ride has indeed been a pleasure as well as a challenge.  I am grateful to Montana, Wyoming, and Ohio for allowing me to teach their children.



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