Jane Austin's teaching career started in
"It was a neighborhood school so that all the students who were there, you included, knew everybody else who was there. Parents knew each other. There were friendships at all levels and it was kind of like teaching in your own family."
I asked, "How does it make you feel when former students like me come back and tell you, "You made such an impact on my life?" She says, Oh, it's a thrill! I love that. It's what makes me keep going I think."
"Since I've been in the profession for over 50 years they want me to say that kids are really different today. They are in that they have different experiences and different interests. Perhaps, maybe attention span is a little shorter.
While teachers face many challenges,
"I don't know of a job that gives you more satisfaction than teaching. It's a perfect job for me and you can see they can't make me leave" (laughs)