It was 56 years of teaching in action. Fifty-six years of mishaps, accidents, outbursts, blackouts, thunderstorms, fire drills, or any think else you can think of that can disrupt a class. There is almost nothing Marie Tuosto hasn’t seen, nothing she can’t handle with a lion-tamers’ aplomb. This year is in the books, and she’ll be back in September for year 57.
“I’ll do another year at least,” she said. “Maybe two. I still feel I’m up to it.”
The Star Ledger featured a post on my aunt today, who’s been teaching at the same school in Newark for over 55 years. She’s an amazing person, and I’m so proud to see she’s getting such wonderful recognition.