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Letter to the editor: Have you thanked a retired teacher today?
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The saying goes, “Once a teacher, always a teacher!”

That is so true for the 123,000 retired teachers in Georgia. My husband and I are proud to tell others that we are retired teachers and served over 60 years in Georgia’s Public Schools, totally in Bryan County.

There are currently 29,000 members of the Georgia Retired Educators Association and while that is a good number of members, it could be much better… almost 100,000 better. I encourage you to join our local group and attend our next meeting on Nov. 11 at Southern Image in Richmond Hill.

Gov. Nathan Deal has proclaimed November 4 as Retired Educators Day in Georgia. Reach out to some of your former teachers and share something you remember from their class. It will bring a smile to their face.

We are constantly seeing former students, many of them from the same family or family tree, and it always brings a smile to our face.

Teaching is a very difficult profession and people who enter it are very special people. They do this for the love of helping others to learn and not for the money.

Have you thanked a teacher today?

Beth Odom

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