Teachers Teach Their Former Selves

By Suzette Villegas

Mr. J. Reina, high school graduation.

“Follow your dreams, believe in yourself, grow a beard, and move out.”

   Mr. & Mrs. Reina, Mrs. Reina  , Mrs. Reina’s high school prom.  “Life isn’t always going to be perfect, so you can’t live in fear of the future because you won’t be able to enjoy the present. Also, don’t over-pluck your eyebrows, they’ll never grow back.”   

Mr. & Mrs. Reina, Mrs. Reina , Mrs. Reina’s high school prom. “Life isn’t always going to be perfect, so you can’t live in fear of the future because you won’t be able to enjoy the present. Also, don’t over-pluck your eyebrows, they’ll never grow back.”  

   Ms. Mayo  , six years old.  “You’re cool.  Be less awkward.  Take more risks.  Be fearless.”   

Ms. Mayo , six years old. “You’re cool. Be less awkward. Take more risks. Be fearless.”  

      Mr. Mora  , 2013  “Never stop running. Your life is so much better when you are healthy. Don’t leave teaching to do other things. Teaching is what you love.”   

  Mr. Mora , 2013 “Never stop running. Your life is so much better when you are healthy. Don’t leave teaching to do other things. Teaching is what you love.”