For Immediate Release
AUGUSTA - May 6-10 is Teacher Appreciation Week, a time when Americans take a moment to recognize the hard and important work teachers do every day. Each day this week, Republican state representatives are telling their own stories of teachers who made a difference in their lives.
On Wednesday, Rep. Stacey Guerin (R-Glenburn) told her story. Prior to owning and operating R.M Flagg Food Service Equipment Company with her husband, Rep. Guerin worked as second grade teacher for several years at Eddington Elementary School.
"The teacher who had the greatest impact on me was the one who showed me how to teach as an elementary education student at the University of Maine. My mentor for my student teaching assignment was Helen Blumenstock, a masterful elementary school teacher who taught the second grade in Old Town. Mrs. Blumenstock was the epitome of everything good in a teacher. She was kind, organized, creative, motivational, and respectful of every student in her class. As a young teacher, I carried her lessons with me into my own classroom. I often thought of Mrs. Blumenstock when facing a challenging task in teaching. Her calm and patient voice and the lessons that I learned are still with me today."
Please see attached for a photo of Rep. Guerin.
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