NOTICE TO ALL PARENTS, STUDENTS, ALUMNI, AND FRIENDS
TAMARAC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.
I have retired
Friday, May 22 2015
Students will have a substitute teacher for the balance of the school year.
I have made out all report cards and permanent records for my students,
and report cards will be issued by the sub on the last day.
Parents can email me using EMAIL link at upper left
I have enjoyed many years of teaching young children since the 1960's in New York City, and later here in Florida. I have a Masters Degree in Education, and a Certificate of Early Childhood Teaching.
My experience has ranged from the Primary grades K-2, starting in New York City teaching in "Operation Headstart" Pre-K in P.S. 48 in South Jamaica (Queens County), NY. and culminating with a long career in Broward County, Florida (Grade 1).
Over the years, I have spent a tremendous amount of my own money to purchase approximately 450 books to use in my classrooms to enhance the learning experience. I have bought supplies, backpacks, and even lunches for children who could not afford them. I have supplied clothing to some children.
NO ONE EVER STEPPED UP TO THE PLATE AND HELPED ME PURCHASE THESE.
I wish to thank (?) all the politicians who have kept the teachers oppressed, holding down wages to ridiculous levels, and kept us living just above the poverty level. You have no idea what you are doing, or have done, discouraging future teachers from entering the field. You should try to live on my salary, and now, even worse, my pension.
No one realizes how low a teachers salary is. Think about it! If the fast food workers asking for a $15.00 minimum wage get it, they will be paid more than a substitute teacher ($10.58+ per hour with NO BENEFITS and no Social Security contributed by the employer) here in Broward County, Florida. Sort of upsets the apple cart, don't you think? Don't look at the starting salary of a full time, fully accredited teacher in the mid $30,000 range, with no more steps for years. Who are they kidding?