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Jennifer Clark

On September 11, 2001, I was in my first semester of student teaching in an incredibly rural school district in Western NY. I had a 45 minute drive everyday to a school surrounded by nothing but farmland for miles. I was responsible for 22 kindergarten students during that time. Now, in 2001, I still didn’t see the need for me to have a cell phone, so according to the children of today, we were...

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Gail Stevens

On September 11, 2001 I was teaching 6th grade language arts at a middle school in Raleigh, North Carolina. I remember being in the hallway with my teammates chatting as the students were arriving for 3rd period and the science teacher on our team, Catherine, said that her husband had left her a voicemail saying that a plane had hit the World Trade Center. She said this seconds before the bell...

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Michelle Nero

Nora, thank you for book that focuses on the goodness and hope of people. Your book will be important for so many students who did not live through 9/11. I shared my story on my blog: Thank you for the opportunity to remember and write about that day. Those feelings of confusion and wondering still lie deep in my soul....

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Sarah Aronson

The morning of September 11, I was sitting in my office at the religious school in Hanover, NH, talking on the phone to a rabbi from Manchester. We were planning a program to make shofars with the students later that afternoon, and he needed directions. It was the first day of “tuesday school,” and I was excited. It was the first tuesday school ever in my temple. It was my second day as...

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Maureen Riordan

I remember thinking how vividly blue the sky was that morning as I pulled my minivan out of the driveway of our home that backed up to the Ogonowski Farm in Dracut, Massachusetts. I remember singing along to the kid’s songs that played on my CD player with my twin almost three year old daughters as we took the short drive to their home daycare before I started my school day with my still new to...

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