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Beginnings

Beginnings Mary Sophie Filicetti The first teacher workday falls on a humid, rather than crisp, August morning. After the staff breakfast, Lauren, Lead Vision Teacher, puts aside her own duties to help her mentee, who, at 23, is less than half her age. She pulls up Jennie’s caseload—her own former students—and runs her finger down the list. The last name stops her. She crosses it out wordlessly. Any other reason for the deletion—a family move during the summer, a change […] Continue Reading

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