This is an anecdote/story/whatever that I often tell friends.
From Kindergarten to about 4th grade, there was an odd pattern with all of my teachers.
THEY ALL LEFT TEACHING AFTER A YEAR WITH ME. Now, who’s to say whether or not this really had anything to do with me…
At Barnum Woods in East Meadow, NY: After Kindergarten, Mrs. Turnwall retired. After 1st grade, Mrs. Reynolds retired.
At Vanderbilt Elementary in Dix Hills, NY: After 2nd grade, Mrs. Oliver retired. After 3rd grade, Mrs. Petrosky retired.
4th grade was a bit of a different story. Half-way through that year, Mrs. Kennedy left. This one couldn’t even make it the whole year with me. The rumor was she had a alcohol problem. Her replacement (interim teacher?) finished the year out, but did not return the following school year. Jeez.
WHAT I DO?