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The View from the Teacher’s Desk


For the next six weeks I’m teaching science at Menard High School in Alexandria.

I’m filling in for a teacher on maternity leave, teaching chemistry, biology, and environment science.

It’s been a good experience so far and has kept me busy brushing up on my science. (I haven’t been in the classroom since 1985).

I’ve never lost my love of teens and am having a good time at Menard.

I’ve been reminded of a wonderful quote from Edward Everett Hale:

I am only one, but I am one. I can’t do everything, but I can do something. The something I ought to do, I can do. And by the grace of God, I will.

Making a difference. It’s why we’re here breathing air on earth.



With Daizy Mae Thomas at Grandparent’s Day. Peabody Montessori School in Alexandria.




About Curt Iles

I write to have influence and impact through well-told stories of my Louisiana and African sojourn.

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