I Graduated!!!

Lounge By indydebi Updated 11 Feb 2014 , 2:40am by kkmcmahan

indydebi Posted 27 Jan 2014 , 2:22pm
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Some have been following my progress on facebook, but I want to shout it from the rooftops .... I DID IT!  I GRADUATED COLLEGE!!!  Just one month short of my 55th birthday, I graduated with a teaching degree.  However I will confess the best part was getting my actual teaching license just 1 day before my birthday!  I landed a substitute teaching job right away .... a 2-month minimum assignment .... at the same school I did my student teaching in last semester.


I closed my shop due to arthritis in my neck (which is acting up during these arctic temps we're having) and enrolled in school right after.  It has been four long AND short years!!


To quote the song from the musical "Cinderella" ....... 


"it's possible.  Things are happenin' every .....day!!!!"

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Claire138 Posted 27 Jan 2014 , 2:36pm
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That's wonderful! Congratulations on graduating and your birthday. You must be so proud, how thrilling:-D

sadiep Posted 27 Jan 2014 , 2:42pm
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I am so happy for you! There is no limit to one person can do if she really wants it, and then works hard to get it. I am impressed and inspired, and will remember you later this week when I think I can't make it through. GOOD LUCK in your new career! (but don't forget how to bake!)

Stitches Posted 27 Jan 2014 , 2:57pm
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musicmommy1 Posted 27 Jan 2014 , 3:07pm
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Wow!!! Such a great post to read this morning. Congratulations to you and happy birthday! What a fabulous birthday present and a huge accomplishment. All the best to you on your teaching adventures. You have been a great mentor on CC so I have no doubt your students will learn so much from you!!!


Congratulations again! And now I'm off to sing Cinderella songs a la Lesley Ann Warren while I catch up on housework! :)

Gerle Posted 27 Jan 2014 , 4:42pm
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Congratulations and best of luck to you in your teaching career!  Your wonderful advice and humor will be missed on CC, so be sure to visit when you can.  You are a definite inspiration!

milkmaid42 Posted 27 Jan 2014 , 4:53pm
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Congratulations to you!!!! You are already a great teacher, as witnessed by us here on CC who appreciate your knowledge, and you will be great in the classroom. One lesson you have already made abundantly clear is that it is never too late to start. That is a lesson that can benefit anyone in whatever endeavor.


Once again, congratulations!



-K8memphis Posted 27 Jan 2014 , 4:54pm
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congrats old friend--nice to 'see' you--well done!

theresaf Posted 27 Jan 2014 , 4:57pm
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Congrats and all the best to you!  Thank you for sharing your expertise here on CC - I've had the pleasure of benefiting from your advice and you don't even know it!  I am sure there are many others like me out here too!

Much success and happiness to you!



Marina Posted 27 Jan 2014 , 5:06pm
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Woooohooooo!!!!  Congratulations!!!  What are you certified in, elementary or secondary?  That is awesome!!!  :D

vldutoit Posted 27 Jan 2014 , 5:08pm
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ACongrats! It is an accomplishment that was hard earned.

jenmat Posted 27 Jan 2014 , 5:18pm
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Amazing accomplishment! If this site is any indication, any kiddo will be lucky to have you!!!!

KarenK55 Posted 27 Jan 2014 , 5:26pm
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CONGRATULATIONS!  Wish you the best in your new career.;-D

ellavanilla Posted 27 Jan 2014 , 8:31pm
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great news!! well done!

HamSquad Posted 27 Jan 2014 , 8:31pm
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ACongratulations! You are a wonderful teacher! I learned so much from you while you were on CC also. Again, I wish you the absolute best!

Cake mommy Posted 27 Jan 2014 , 8:36pm
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AWoo hoo!! What a wonderful accomplishment! Congratulations and I wish you all the best! Thanks for all of your help and instruction here on CC!

SPCOhio Posted 28 Jan 2014 , 12:15am
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AYou don't know me, but I "know" you, as I have been the beneficiary of your collected knowledge via CC. Just wanted to say congratulations and many wishes for a fulfilling (sorta new...seems you were born to teach) career. :-D

Nadiaa Posted 28 Jan 2014 , 2:48am
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Hugest Congratulations!!! How wonderful :)

silva1214 Posted 28 Jan 2014 , 4:33pm
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Acongratulations God bless you!!!!

sewsugarqueen Posted 3 Feb 2014 , 3:29pm
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Congratulations on such an accomplishment....You should be very proud of yourself.  Best of wishes in finding a job that you are happy with.  I , like others, have benefited from your wisdom and experience.  You have a lot to offer and anyplace will be lucky to have you.  :party:  

indydebi Posted 4 Feb 2014 , 3:48pm
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To answer the earlier question, I will teach high school history.  ALso licensed to teach gov't and psychology.

SweetShop5 Posted 5 Feb 2014 , 12:37am
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MBalaska Posted 5 Feb 2014 , 12:50am
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Congratulations Debi……You’re an inspiration.

You’ve become an educator at 55, and didn’t Sylvia Weinstock start decorating cakes at 55?  ( makes me wish I could go back to 55 he he).

pummy Posted 5 Feb 2014 , 1:24am
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craftybanana Posted 5 Feb 2014 , 2:58am
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Congratulations!!! Now finishing college doesn't seem so hard!


:party:  ;-D  :party:

denetteb Posted 5 Feb 2014 , 5:05am
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I am so happy for you, Indy.  Every once in a while I see a new or old post from you and wonder what you are up to, good to know you have graduated.  You will be a great asset to whatever students you have. 

Claire138 Posted 5 Feb 2014 , 6:20am
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Oooh I love history, would love to be in your class. If your posts are anything to go by you will be a wonderful teacher. Lucky kids.

cakesbycathy Posted 10 Feb 2014 , 6:42pm
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!!  What a wonderful accomplishment.  You will be an excellent teacher!   :party:

emetz74 Posted 10 Feb 2014 , 10:04pm
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Teaching is so much fun. I also teach high school and I would not trade it for anything. It's different every day. Heck, it's different every minute but I just love teenagers. They keep me young, for sure! 


And they eat any baked goods I take them. :-D

kkmcmahan Posted 11 Feb 2014 , 2:40am
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Congrats! and happy belated birthday!  I'm sure you will be a great teacher, love all the helpful information you give us here on cc.  Way to go!

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