What a wonderful school to start a teaching career. In April of 1979, John was hired to teach 3rd grade at Stanton-Weirsdale Elementary, just around the lake from where we’d be living.
Since he was interviewed off campus, John felt a great sense of relief when he saw students wearing Boy Scout uniforms when he stopped by to check out the school he’d just agreed to teach at in the fall. Two years later I joined him at Stanton.
We still have good friends from those early years and several Marion County school administrators taught in Weirsdale and a few spent their elementary school years there as well. Stanton-Weirsdale will always be remembered with fond memories.
TBT Lesson #54: Good things happen in rural schools.