Teacher becomes a student again

Preschool teacher from Mexico finds a lot to learn in northwest Arkansas

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

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Carolina Morales, (back, left), stands with a class of the Lauro Aguirre Kinder in Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico, where she taught kindergarten.

Carolina Morales, (back, left), stands with a class of the Lauro Aguirre Kinder in Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico, where she taught kindergarten.

A snapshot shows a class of the Lauro Aguirre Kinder in Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico. Twenty kindergarten students are smiling and fidgeting. They are gathered in front of a blue sign reading Ninos Unidos por la Paz, “Children United for Peace.”

Standing proudly behind the students is their teacher, Ms. Carolina Morales, 29.

“I loved my work because it was interestingand joyful,” Morales says. “The children are very … I don’t know the word in English. Amorosos? Loving.”

She wanted to help her students live up to the sign’s slogan of unity and peace.

After graduating from the prestigious Normal Justo Sierra teachers’ college, Morales taught preschoolers at the state-supported preschool.

“I think that this age is very important,” she ...

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News, Pages 2 on 11/17/2010

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