Monday, March 9, 2009
THE MANY STUDENTS OF MISS MITCHELL
So, in my almost 30 years of teaching, I have taught about 850 students! I have taught a wide variety of kids. I have taught kids with common names and not so common. (I always like to say I have taught 3 Fishes, 5 Dollars, and a Nickle!) I have taught famous people's kids (Elder Ballard & Charles Schulz's grandsons, 3 students who's dad's have Super Bowl Rings, etc.), students who have won State Championships in high school, and students who have won college bowl games! Seven former students have grandparents who live near me. One boy that I taught had a grandfather whose horse won the Kentucky Derby in 2004. The horse was "Smarty Jones", bearing the last name of his grandson. I have taught students who are now doctors, dentists, lawyers, CEO's of companies, recording artists, photographers (check out their websites on my blog), bishopric members, stay-at-home moms, models, scrapbookers, and even school teachers! One student even taught here at Alpine Elementary with me for 2 or 3 years. She then went on to have triplets, then twins, then a single! When I first started teaching, since I went to school in American Fork, I was teaching the siblings of my classmates. Now their grandchildren are starting to come up through the school! I have taught "students of students", whom I refer to as "grandstudents." (I have 2 this year!) I have taught the children of several Alpine Elementary students. I have taught students who have been in trouble with the law, and have served time in prison. I've also had students die---which is very difficult. I have been to many sealings, and about a hundred wedding receptions. I have taught 3 of my doctor's kids, two of the grandchildren of my dentist before he retired, and I taught a girl who works in my pharmacy. I've taught many brothers and sisters, from 2-6. The most I taught was from a family of 6---all girls! Four of them came back to be my high school aid! (I "borrowed" this picture off of Leslie's blog)
L to R: Lisa, Lacie, Lindsey, Libbey, Lori, and Leslie
So, to all students, past and present, leave a comment on this blog or my Facebook page. Tell me where you are, what you're doing, and how many kids you have. It's been great to get in touch with so many of you through blogging and Facebook.