By Dyan McCarthy-Clark, the 2014 Piscataquis County Teacher of the Year. She is an eighth grade social studies teacher at SeDoMoCha Middle School in Dover-Foxcroft.
“Woohoo! It’s vacation!” There’s no mistaking the joy of many students as they rush toward their summer vacation. They flood out the school doors with smiles, anticipating the chance to rest from the daily rigor and structure of the school day.
Teachers would like to think we send our students off for a happy vacation of fun, sleeping late and socializing with friends. Sadly, however, that’s not always the case.