Author's Name: Adrian Nelson
Date: Sat 02 Sep 2023

Visited my all time favourite teacher by Cheryl Lacey

Last week I visited my all time favourite teacher - John Uren - who taught me in 4th and 5th grade, after having brunch with his amazing wife Marg who began teaching at just 19.

John has Alzheimers. Despite the impact of this dreadful disease - his kindness, humility, keen interest in his surroundings and his integrity still shone through.

I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to thank him for being an extraordinary influence on my life.

It was John who taught me the true purpose of school education and what a teaching vocation as opposed to a teaching job looks and sounds like.

There is a John Uren in all our lives. Gratitude is a gift we can all afford to give.

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