(c)2012 NPT PHOTO BY NELSON MORAIS
The president of the Tennessee Education Association, Gera Summerford,
addressed the Newport Kiwanis Club at their luncheon meeting on Tuesday,
|Published: 8:31 AM, 09/20/2012
Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
NEWPORT-Gera Summerford, president of the Tennessee
Education Association, said the teaching profession was "not an easy
job" that a teacher must "have to believe in it" in order to
survive the challenges.
Summerford addressed a luncheon crowd of the Newport
Kiwanis Club at Fox and Hounds, on Tuesday, Sept. 18.
Summerford, on leave as a high school teacher in
Sevierville, is married to an educator, as well.
Summerford said public school teachers "can raise a
family on two teacher salaries; I can testify to that." However, she
added, "We know we won't make a fortune" in terms of salaries. For
her personally, however, she stated, "I love seeing those sparks in the
students' eyes when they comprehend what I'm teaching ... That's our biggest
reward as teachers."
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