"One thing my dad liked to say was, 'Don't always be looking up at the people who have more than you do. Look down. Realize that there are many with so much less. Be content with what you have.' That has guided me my whole life."
"My mother was a teacher, my daughter is a teacher, my son is studying to be a teacher, and I teach second grade in the Shelby County Schools. Second graders are the best. They're sweet and still want to please you. You can leave an imprint on them; they're still 'getting' it. I've tried teaching 5th and 6th grades, but I really love 2nd. They draw little hearts, write sweet notes, and draw pictures for you."