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Short-timers teach us something

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When I started my teacher-training program a decade ago, I thought I’d be teaching for the rest of my life. Full of hope that I could make a difference in the lives of my community’s neediest students, I couldn’t imagine ever wanting to walk away from such a lofty goal.

Yet, like so many others, I did — after a mere two years in the classroom.

There are many who disdain teachers who “drop out” — and have an even…

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