A Tale Of Teacher Inspiration
An Inspirational Story from Kathleen Patrizio:
Hi! My name is Kathleen Patrizio. When I first began to teach I worked in a center for adults that were developmentally disabled. The program was located in Brooklyn New York. I had a happy group of 12 adults, and one male teacher assistant. Many of my students were from Willowbrook. Of course now they are all leading more productive lives by living in group homes within our communities. One day the speech teacher approached me to discuss “John.” I assumed he wanted to talk with me about his progress, however he shocked me with the following: “”John” never really spoke much. In fact he never spoke at all ,until you became his teacher.” It was many years ago, but I will always hold that in my heart! Never in a lifetime could one person have such satisfaction. I truly believed I touched “John’s” life in a beautiful way.
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