Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Corinne's Tree

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.