Today Heim Middle says farewell to a good person – Mr. Talarico. Since the beginning of the school year he has been with us for his student teaching experience. He is not your typical out-of-college youngster – he is young at heart, but brings a lifetime of experience to his teaching career. I believe more and more that having life experiences prior to teaching really helps – seeing how the “real world” works is incredilby valuable. I don’t mean for a moment that going into teaching right out of high school/college is bad – just that experience in other places is really good.
Mr. Talarico brought his warm, open, pleasant style into Heim, and became an integral part of our family quickly. He grew a lot as a teacher, and it has been a pleasure working with him. I for one will miss our daily interactions.
Hats off to you, Mr. Talarico, and best wishes for the future!