Today it is my great pleasure to introduce you to Pete Springer. Pete was a classroom teacher for over thirty years. When he retired, he decided to share his experiences and wisdom with others who may be at different stages of their teaching journey. His book is a pleasure to read. He writes from the heart and every teacher will find something within the pages of his book with which they can identify or/and learn from. It will have you nodding your head in agreement, inspire an ‘aha’ moment, make you laugh and make you cry. From when you open the book until you close it, you will know that this is the honest voice of an authentic teacher who made, and continues to make, a positive difference to the lives of others.
About Pete Springer
Hi Pete, welcome to readilearn. Before we begin the interview, please tell us a little about yourself.
I taught elementary school (grades 2-6) for thirty-one years at Pine Hill School in Eureka, California. I loved everything about being a teacher, and I want to be a role model for the next generation of teachers the way others inspired me to want to become a teacher. I was a master teacher to four student teachers. I was chosen for the Excellence in Teaching Award in 2006. That is an annual award recognizing ten top teachers in the county. I belong to the Humboldt County Children’s Author Festival Committee which brings in twenty-five nationally known children’s authors to speak to children in over eighty schools in the county. My future goal is to write books for middle-grades.