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Human of LPHS: Mrs. Blakemore (P.E. Teacher)

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“It’s difficult. I’m not saying difficult is my job, I’m saying it’s difficult to see students of color not having any role models or anyone that they can go and talk to. It’s a cultural thing. They feel a lot more comfortable being able to talk to someone, and when I leave- I think about it all the time- there’s not going to be a role model for them. So when I think about it, I think “One more year, one more year.” But the thing is that I love what I do.. I feel great which makes all the difference in the world. They always say “when it’s time for you to retire, you’ll know,” because your job is not fun anymore, it’s a hassle, you know, you just don’t enjoy it. And you’ll know that. Teacher’s always say it, and I haven’t reached that point.”

 

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