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When I read the paper last week about the school board meeting that was addressing the issue of Mr. Tabor getting rehired next year, I was shocked to say the least.
I must admit that I don’t keep up on many happenings in the Ava School since my youngest son graduated last year.
What shocked me about this news about Mr. Tabor is the fact that I witnessed through my son a transformation that I’ve only heard about from successful achieving adults when asked, “who inspired you?” The answer inevitably, “I had a school teacher who took the time to not only teach, but to be genuinely excited about teaching, and that teacher made me who I am today.”
My son was always a good student, but during his senior year he became an excited student. He was inspired by Mr. Tabor to have a passion for learning, and with this new found love of learning, my son decided what he wants to pursue as a career. I owe this all to Mr. Tabor. His personality and his genuine concern for his students is infectious.
Ava school has lost a real asset and it makes me sad.
Mr. Tabor will be alright. He’ll go on to achieve great things. I’m not so sure about Ava school.