Stories from a Teacher’s Heart

Memories of Love, Life, and Family

by Rita M. Wirtz MA



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/21/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 306
ISBN : 9781489721624
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 306
ISBN : 9781489721631
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 306
ISBN : 9781489721617

About the Book

Better grab some tissues. Stories from a Teacher’s Heart: Memories of Love, Life, and Family celebrates life’s seasons, transitions, weathering storms, and greeting every day with purpose and gratitude. Most of all, Rita Wirtz inspires us to be our most optimistic selves, with determination to make a difference. Savor heartwarming stories about life, learning, and love as Rita shares the last few years of her journey as a widow, from the mountains of California to the vibrant community of Eugene, Oregon. Along the way you meet a cast of colorful characters from her schoolhouse and home. Take your pick of stories from eight uniquely interesting themes. Rita selected fifty-two favorites from a series of blogs written as a featured blogger for BAM Radio Network, EdWords. What in the heck do lemonade stands, play, homework, cursive writing, retentions, sleepovers, and speed-reading hacks have to do with one another? Everything in Rita’s world as mother, nana, and teacher, it all blends into a glorious recipe for a life, well lived. You’ll see!

About the Author

Rita Wirtz holds a BA in English and Speech, a Masters degree in Reading from Arizona State University, and an Administrative Services Credential (Pre-Adult) through California State University, Sacramento. She is a language arts and reading specialist who has instructed at all levels including pre-adult classrooms, second language learner, and special education classes, labs and clinics. Rita served as Pre-6 Principal, University Adjunct Professor, Keynote Speaker, and more. Much more. After moving to Oregon, Rita taught preschool for several years, always improving her craft.