Category: professionalism

  • Hail, the Conquering Hero!

    I am thankful for Joe Boris, a history/sociology teacher at State College Area High School. He is retiring this year, after 40 years at State High. The number of students he’s touched is in the tens of thousands and there isn’t one who knows Joe at all that doesn’t love him. Or at least will […]

  • A Heroine of the Highest Caliber

    unday’s Spiritual Spin I am thankful for Victoria Soto, a modern American heroes: This is Victoria. She died a hero today. She hid her first graders in the cabinets and closets after hearing the gunfire. When the shooter came to her classroom, she told him that her students were in the gym. He then gunned her down […]

  • Confirmation of Compassion and Witness for Wisdom

    I am thankful for the Compassion and Wisdom displayed by numerous professional in yesterday’s School shooting. For the teacher who told the children that the reason for all the hullabaloo at the school was because “a wild animal found its way in the school (no lie there, imVho), and the police officer(s) who told the children to […]

  • Internet III: The Joys and Perils of Connection

    I am thankful for the Internet: it allowed a former student of mine to find me and reconnect. Granted, the outcome was very positive. Said student was even rather complimentary! Some might take that as a given, this student took the time and energy to look me up, right? I definitely appreciate those positive vibes! […]