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Jane Smith by heroicteacherpress
March 7, 2010, 10:24 pm
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The Teacher Who Would Give Her Students Her Right Arm

Great teachers are the real American heroes for our youth, not reality TV stars or baseball sluggers. And real examples of these heroes abound in our elementary and high schools and in our colleges. Heroes like an unassuming woman named Jane Smith.

As a breed, great teachers are an extremely generous lot. They provide their students with everything from pencils to lunch money, from Christmas toys they wouldn’t get to winter coats they didn’t have. Did you know that last year the average teacher spent $468 of their own hard-earned money to provide their students with necessities and supplies? Great teachers want their students to have what they need, even if it hurts.

Perhaps there is no better example of this unselfish generosity than Jane Smith, a middle school science teacher from North Carolina. Smith taught things like health, life science and physical science to hormone-driven pre-teens, a pretty tough order. If you don’t know that, you haven’t been in a middle school lately. But this challenge didn’t faze Mrs. Smith.

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