The Rockbridge County School System has been kind to me through the years. They hired me when I moved here in 1978 as a 6th grade teacher. After that they moved me to middle school 6th Grade English where I remained until I took early retirement in 1998. Then after my early retirement ran out and I wanted to return to the system, they rehired me as an In-School Suspension middle school teacher which was 6 years ago. So at 71, I am still working for them...what more could an employee ask for? I no longer get any benefits and am a non-contractural employee, but that suits me fine. They pay me a very fair hourly salary for a person my age, and I have no complaints. As far as I know, I am still on the payroll for the 2010-2011 school year which means I will still be teaching at 72....I actually started in the field at 20! It has been a long, long rewarding career. So to have a job where I like working with people who show me kindness and respect, I have to thank Rockbridge County Schools for all they continue to do for me and my family. They have stood by me for many years. For these reasons I have selected the school system as my Blessing #25.
“The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one.” ~Oscar Wilde - 1854-1900