I don't think a lot of people know about my mentor, Corinne Devlin. She was a wonderful woman, who taught me more in 6 months than I learned in my two years at UNE. Corinne was my mentor and my friend. She died in 2005, just a year after I finished my internship. I never got to say goodbye, she went too quickly. The last time I spoke with her, I went to visit and told her I was pregnant with Dougie. She came to my classroom once after that at the Junior High, but I had already left for the day. She left me a note, telling me how proud she was and how great my classroom look. I wish I would have kept it.
This tree is planted at the school I currently work in, in her honor. Most days I don't see it. When I do, I always think of her. I took this picture on Field Day this year. I miss her.