Just Me Without the Frills
Title – Just Me Without the Frills
By – Ellen Vento
It was not until I was 34-years-old that I decided I wanted to teach. Having spent not one day inside a college classroom, I was now attending full time and loving it. I graduated with honors and felt simply happy. I took on a first grade teaching position in a Catholic school. I wanted to change the world. Well, I was able to change the grades of my failing students to grades they were proud of. My heart and soul went into my work and it paid off. And if I could only change what was in my power, then I had not failed.
I looked back upon the road I traveled not knowing at the time where it would take me. Being a widow and