Two Years Ago
by Belinda Roddie
Two years ago, I was hired at a school
where I could teach my students one-on-one.
My fellow teachers were all pretty cool,
and classes I held were a lot of fun.
I taught both English and Social Studies,
as well as basic Spanish. I learned so
much and improved my own expertise.
There's so much more I understand and know
from working with such strong, amazing youth
with different stories that they've learned to tell
without shame and without fear. And the truth
is, I gained strength and courage as well.
These two years have been two of my life's best -
my next adventure will be quite the test.