Good Works: Reading Volunteer | VideoAlan Miller | 2/22/2013
It seems you just can`t keep Jane Beauclair away from school. She retired after a 40 year career as a teacher. But here she is at Centennial Elementary, working as a reading volunteer five days a week. She provides a lot of one on one time to help second and third graders polish their skills.
"What I like about this job, I don`t have all the full time responsibility, and I do enjoy working with kids," she said.
"You can`t stay away, can you?" I ask.
"No. I don`t want to."
"Why is that?"
"I don`t know. I just love to work with kids and I just like to make a difference and know that I`m helping them."
She`s a big help for teachers, too, who already have a lot on their plates. Of course, it helps to understand what they`re going through.
"I think once a teacher, always a teacher. That love just doesn`t leave you automatically after retirement. You just, I think she always has had that niche to want to stay involved, and it shows in the job that she does."
Jane spent most of her years teaching in Poplar, Montana. And with all her experience, the teachers at Centennial say they can count on her to get the job done.
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