Locke's Teachers

I miss my colleagues back in St. Thomas. They were a good crowd, always happy to help with a great attitude towards kids. Yeah, there were some turkeys in the mix. We had a principal that never should have left Grade Three, where I’m sure she was a competent teacher at one time, and a vice-principal that spent her days auditioning for the role of either Jack or Roger in Lord of the Flies, depending on whether or not there was a full moon that night.

But your colleagues are where where you live in this profession, and they are solid then you are going to have a good year no matter what else is going on. I was fortunate to have some really great colleagues in the course of my career, four of whom are pictured here at my “retirement” -lol! They have been settling in to another year in Ontario, just as I am getting mid-terms out the door in Malaysia, and I wish them all the best.

So to all of my colleagues back in St. Thomas, thank you all so much for being such a great group of teachers. Your dedication and your friendliness have always been such an encouragement to me, and I have so many fond memories of all our years together. If you ever get a hankering to experience what teaching is like on the other side of the world and think you might like to take a year’s leave of absence to find out, I would bend over backwards to help you to land a teaching job in Malaysia. Just log on to the link below for information on the Queen’s Job Fair in Kingston Ontario and fill iin the forms on the site. I would be happy to give you a hearty recommendation!