Mrs. Henri Cooper, Fourth and Fifth Grade Teacher: I have taught for 32 years and have been at Maury for 20 years. I love the times when my students get that “I got it” look in their eyes; the times they have those “aha” moments, and then when they put those realizations into practice. It’s a wonderful feeling. Growing up I had some amazing people who nurtured me. Those people ranged from family members to members of my community. A great many of these people were educators and I so wanted to be “like” them, but I didn’t want to be a teacher. I think I sort of fell into teaching because it was a natural thing to do; it wasn’t something forced…it just seemed to be what I was called to do. I am so tickled, pleased, proud, of the growth this group of young adults has demonstrated. They are an amazingly intelligent, caring, giving and most loving group of students whom I not only love, but truly like. Watching them grow and develop has been a blessing to me.
Mr. Nathan Havner, Fourth and Fifth Grade Teacher