Many people with siblings can say they were taught by the same teacher. But not many people can say the same teacher that taught their parents has taught them—unless you are from a small town. I don’t know if it’s something in the water, but I swear, educators in small towns live forever. And it’s not like you can avoid them. In the town where I grew up, there was only one elementary school. Even in the neighboring, slightly larger town where I continued my education, had one middle school, one junior high, one high school. Do you see a pattern here? If I had stayed, I’m sure my children would have many of the teachers that taught me. If the educator had liked me that might not be such a bad thing, but if he or she hadn’t…just thinking about the parent-teacher conferences gives me a stomach ache.
So remember, if you ever move to a small town, for your posterity’s sake, always be on your best behavior in school. The teachers there are like the “Terminator”. Even when you graduate and think it’s finally over, they’ll be back.