Jo Scott-Coe “Teacher at Point Blank”
January 29th, 2011
Many are called to the teaching profession, motivated by a strong desire to serve and make a difference — often inspired by words like President Obama used during his 2011 State of the Union address:
“Every young person listening tonight who’s contemplating their career choice, if you want to make a difference in the life of our nation, if you want to make a difference in the life of a child, become a teacher. Your country needs you.”
But eventually the reality of teaching sets in, the inspiration becomes more difficult to maintain, the frustration and fear threaten to take over. Meet Jo Scott-Coe, former high school teacher. She taught for eleven years before moving on. Now in her book “Teacher at Point Blank” she tries to reconcile her experience, with the image society seems to have of what a teacher should be.
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