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New teachers offered advice, encouragement

New teachers offered advice, encouragement

August 12th, 2011 in News

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.

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.