The     Power of One


This summer I received an e-mail from a former student that I taught during my years as a New York City middle school science teacher. She found me through a web search and wrote:
I wanted to drop you a line to let you know that you made a profound impact on my life. I found the subject matter in your classes to be the most interesting I had ever had. I did very well too; I think I almost always got A's from you! From then on, I knew that science was my destiny. I stayed with the biological sciences ever since, and I graduated from UConn and became a pharmacist in 1983. (I moved to CT right after Tetard and have lived here ever since.) I am now married and the proud mother of 2 little boys, ages 3 and 6.
Just wanted to say thanks! Drop me a line sometime if you remember me :)
This is the reason teaching is a committment to upholding a high standard of scholarship, continued growth and learning through research and professional development in the service of others. The power of one teacher can have a profound impact on many students, and the power of one teacher educator can impact a small city.
Joyce L. Morris, Assistant Professor, Research