Category Archives: teacher appreciation

suddenly, i was back in high school

One of the recurring anxiety dreams I’m prone to having is the one where someone in the public education system realized that I had somehow missed achieving some crucial requirement to pass high school, and I have to go back … Continue reading

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teacher appreciation: eleanor roosevelt high school

 The latest in a series recognizing the best teachers I had   June means graduations, which reminds me that it was 30 years ago (!) that I graduated from Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt, MD.  Roosevelt is a magnet … Continue reading

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teacher appreciation: the early years

The latest in a series recognizing the best teachers I had.   Through almost all of my school years, I was lucky to have several outstanding teachers, beginning as early as 4th grade, with Roger Ricketts, my homeroom teacher at … Continue reading

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looking back, looking ahead

2013 was a good year for my budding writer career: I started (in earnest) drafting Lost Dogs, my next work; I learned a lot at the Bay to Ocean conference and I joined the Eastern Shore Writers Association; I sold … Continue reading

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teacher appreciation: j.r. salamanca

The latest in a series recognizing the best teachers I had   I was stunned and saddened to learn that on October 30 of this year, just a few weeks ago, the great J.R. Salamanca passed away peacefully in his … Continue reading

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teacher appreciation: verlyn flieger

In honor of the kids going back to school, this will be the first of several posts about the great teachers I was fortunate enough to have in my academic career.  To kick things off, let me tell you about Professor … Continue reading

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