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About Me: Maritza Dahl

I am a Canadian who married an American, and accidentally ended up being a teacher because we needed the money and I wanted summers off to hang with my kids. My testy, rebellious, challenging middle school students are the stuff of life and right now they are what’s keeping me young in old age. I’m not giving my credentials because they aren’t what prepared me for teaching – my students did. My favorite quote is from Jacob Bronowski in The Ascent of Man: “It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot irreverence to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it.”