Dorothy Calloway

Dorothy Calloway

The above 75 year old math educator (yes, still in the classroom!!!) has truly inspired me. I stumbled upon an article in my NCAE newsletter that spotlighted her accolades and perseverance in the classroom as a fellow front-line  veteran soldier for over 50 years!        

From the reading, I took note of the following….

  • She informally assess her students by their actions by watching their pencils, papers, and expressions. Also, she knows her limits.
  • When she deals with troublesome students, she calls on a higher authority… no not the principal or superintendant, or even Obama. Dorothy calls their name before the Lord and ask Him to help her – and you know that God delivers! This is what I need to do… she seeks divine intervention with the students End-of-Grade tests.  She starts asking at the beginning of the school year!
  • Dorothy believes keeps it old school. No electronics, that includes the overhead or even computers. The chalkboard is king – Away with dry erase markers  & boards, new text books, and calculators.  Straight OG, son!
Ms. Calloway….  thank you for your many years of dedication to the craft and may the Lord continue to give you
strength to mold minds and futures.
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