Fifty Years in the Classroom: One Woman's Journey

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Author House, Oct 25, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 96 pages
Teaching school has undergone a trememdous evolution in the last fifty years. In this me moir the years are chronicled by someone who actually lived and worked throught these fifty years. What would it be like to teach with no running water, no electricity, or indoor restrooms. What if you had to walk three or four miles to and from work? Not only have the schools changed, but the expectationso f the people who teach have also changed dramatically. As a female how would you like to board in a home and not be considered a lady if you were seen with a man after dark? These are the beginnings of this fifty year memoir and it only grows more engrossing as you continue through the years.
 

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LITTLE SYCAMORE
1
CLAY ELEMENTARY
12
BALTIMORE
20
MOUNT OLIVE
29
IVYDALE ELEMENTARY
36
TWO RUN WVA
40
HIGHLAND CITY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
48
FROSTPROOF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
51
FLORAL AVENUE ELEMENTARY
55
BRIGHAM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
57
BRIGHAM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
63
FROSTPROOF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
70
WAHNETA ELEMENTARY
71
FIRST BAPTIST DAY SCHOOL
74
FIRST BAPTIST DAY SCHOOL
80
FIRST BAPTIST DAY SCHOOL
82

FROSTPROOF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
53

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About the author (2011)

Garnett Reed Boggs has spent her life teaching children from grades one through grades eight. Her experience in teaching spans fifty years. She received her two year teahcing certificate from Glenville State College in Glenville, WVA. Later she went back to Glenville and received her BA, graduating Magma Cum Laude. Later after moving to Florida she went to the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL, and received her Master's degree. At this time she became a member of the Phi Beta Phi honorary society. Highlights Magazine for Children has published one of Mrs. Boggs' short stories. Mrs. Boggs' children's book Totally Katy has also been published. Her Memoirs, Fifty Years in the Classroom, is based on her unique experiences teaching over a period of half a decade. Mrs. Boggs is retired and living in Winter Haven, Florida, where she continues to enjoy writing.

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