She was my very first Momterview, and even let me go behind the scenes at Canada AM last summer which was a very exciting experience for me.
I thought Marci would be a perfect fit for the "Remarkable Teacher" feature in Professionally Speaking, the magazine of the Ontario College of Teachers, and when I pitched the idea to the editors they went for it!
Not only did I have a wonderful conversation with Marci about the remarkable teacher in her life (Mrs. Kathy Cuffe, then Miss Kerr, who taught Marci in Grade 2 at Silver Springs Public School in Scarborough) but I also got to speak to Kathy all about her fond memories of Marci.
The final product of those interviews is in the September issue of Professionally Speaking, available online here: http://professionallyspeaking.oct.ca/september_2013/departments/remarkable.html
Or a quick couple of snapshots here, just because I always love to see what something looks like in print, especially when I wrote it! (The photography is pretty impressive too, and I posted about the photo shoot here. I wasn't there, but saw it on Twitter!)
Last week I received a beautiful (read: tear-jerking) letter from Kathy thanking me for this story, which really meant a lot to me. What a great way to celebrate back-to-school!
My sincere thanks to Kathy and Marci, as well as Jackie and Leata, the fantastic editors at Professionally Speaking!