Sometimes we team-teach without another adult in the room. Sometimes we become music teachers when we listen to the songs in the heart of a child.
I met Eileen in 1976. I had meant to take a sabbatical year in Florida to earn an Ed.D., but had fallen in love instead. So there I was at the start of a new school year with a new love and no teaching position. By November the need to be in a classroom pushed me, a little reluctantly, a lot excitedly, through the doors of the local School for Retarded Children.