A readers message:
It’s not really a question it’s more like a statement. You are an awesome teacher period. I would love to have you teach at my school but you’re in Indiana! I’m glad you are a teacher that has morals/values that can be taught or passed down to your students. You are just awesome. 🙂
Thank you for your kind message and vote of confidence. Actually, I teach in Miami, Florida. I was born and raised in Indiana.
Remember this: The majority of teachers are loving, open, compassionate, caring, and accepting of their straight AND gay students. Ms. Medley represents the minority. In life you’ll run into the Ms. Medleys of the world so know with confidence that you must always remain true to yourself. Do not listen to someone who says or implies you are less than or that you have no purpose. They are wrong!
No matter the students’ age, teachers play a vital role in helping us to learn about and see the world from other perspectives. The teacher that speaks to your heart is always, always the one to whom you must listen. Your instinct will never betray you.
All the best to you,
J. Patrick Redmond