The End of a Beautiful Era

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Mrs. Emily McCarthy is a master architect of children. For years she has helped mold and build our young students into beautiful little people. She is one of the sweetest people we know, a person who genuinely cares about children, about humanity and all living things. She is a gentle soul who leaves her mark wherever she goes. She was a very important part of our English program. As our 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade English teacher, she was in charge of setting the right foundation for our younger students. She did a fabulous job. When the students reached 5th grade, they were ready to keep building on what Mrs. Emily had already built and the teacher had an easier job of teaching because of it.

“When you want to teach children to think, you begin by treating them seriously when they are little, giving them responsibilities, talking to them candidly, providing privacy and solitude for them, and making them readers and thinkers of significant thoughts from the beginning. That’s if you want to teach them to think.”

Bertrand Russell

Mrs. Emily has been involved with our programs for over ten years and was a volunteer teacher when we were working at the School of Champions in the Magisterio area. Mrs. Emily is the epitome of what a teacher should be. Sadly, the end of this past school year was also the end of Mrs. Emily’s tenure with us. She wants to spend more time with, and focus on, her family and is focusing on a special project she wants to work on. She has promised to stay in touch and come visit the kids every now and then.

On the last day of school, we had a small gathering of her students to celebrate her accomplishments here. It was touching to see so many of her little students crying because she was leaving. It was a clear sign of how much influence she had over them and how much they had grown to love and appreciate what she had given them for the last three years. Mrs. Emily will be sorely missed and it will be extremely hard to find a replacement for her, teachers as caring and loving as her are hard to find. “This is my dream job,” was a statement she made about Volcanes a few times. She taught her classes like it was.

Thank you for the impact you have had in so many lives Mrs. Emily. You have transformed the world for the children you taught and for the animals you rescued and saved from certain death. We love you and will miss you. We will also keep our fingers crossed that one day you return.

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