How do you evaluate teachers who change lives? – L. Bellon Cella

Bellon Cella, Lorraine.  “How do you evaluate teachers who change lives?”.  Blog.  Education Week.  April 16, 2013.  Retrieved from: http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2013/04/17/28cella.h32.html?cmp=SOC-SHR-TW

The author reflects on one of her past 9th grade teachers.

Mr. Pepperling changed my life and the lives of others, as my high school buddies and I still recall. He showed us that being different was acceptable. He modeled for us ways around, yet into, the system. He was interesting to the students and interested in the students. He was different, outside the box, and a bit defiant to his superiors, I later learned, always questioning the status quo and “newfangled” initiatives.

In 2013, as a 35-year professional veteran of the public school system in New Jersey, having served in almost all roles—English teacher, staff developer, department chair, supervisor, principal, and superintendent—I am more worried now than I was entering 9th grade back in 1966.

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