Cary Gampher, standing, hands a gift bag to first-year teacher John Blosser at Thursday’s luncheon. Seated at right is new West Elementary School third-grade teacher Fatima Madondo. Gampher is on the luncheon committee and helped solicit donations for the bags. Blosser will be an eighth-grade pre-algebra and algebra teacher at Lewis and Clark Middle School.
Photo by Julie Smith.
Like more than 60 others in their profession, first-year teachers from Lewis and Clark Middle School received words of inspiration and gifts of encouragement Thursday from The Rotary Club of Jefferson City.
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Rebecca Pund, who has been preparing her sixth-grade language arts classroom for the last week, has been waiting for her career in education to begin.