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I Retired Too Soon

I retired in 2010 when I was 62. Old enough to retire, right? Well, here’s a story about a woman who started teaching at age 81…and continues teaching today. She just celebrated her 100th birthday. She’s not teaching a sit-down class, but Home Economics in an age 2 through grade 5 school. The best thing about this story is the effect on the students…listen to what they say…listen to what they have learned. Think about what’s important in the classroom…

Maybe I’ll go back to the classroom in 10 or 20 years…

America’s oldest teacher may also be most beloved


All who envision a more just, progressive and fair society cannot ignore the battle for our nation’s educational future. Principals fighting for better schools, teachers fighting for better classrooms, students fighting for greater opportunities, parents fighting for a future worthy of their child’s promise: their fight is our fight. We must all join in.

Stop the Testing Insanity!


Retired after 35 years in public education.