Teacher of the Week

In her 25th year at St. Joseph Middle School, language-arts teacher Amber Garrison is well into her second generation of students.

Teaching the kids of former students is “such a fun part of teaching in the same school for so many years,” Garrison said. “I enjoy pulling out my old yearbooks to find pictures of a current student’s mom or dad back from when they were my student.”

Whether she’s teaching students to write fiction or analyze literature or simply adding a little humor into her lessons, the Hoopeston native is always eager to engage her students while teaching an age group that she admits “isn’t everyone’s cup of tea.”

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