Teacher to Know says education is her calling

SHELBYVILLE, Ill. (WCIA) This Teacher to Know has all the jokes. She says that's why she chose to teach junior high students. She's been at Moulton Middle School for more than 30-years.

Her love of teaching has even gone beyond the classroom to the community. Mary Bolinger says she picked teaching because it was her calling.

Bolinger teaches 8th grade English. She says junior high is a good fit because she can relate to her students.

She says she's all about having fun and teaching in ways they understand. Sometimes, it means coming up with a silly phrase to remember the material. But, when it's time to get to business, she wants to get the job done.

She also dedicates a lot of her time to serving the community any way she can.

Bolinger says, each year, she started by teaching the "must cover" topics of English. Second semester, she applies the lessons to papers and projects for her students.

She hopes it's something they take with them throughout their lives.


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