I have taught those in rags and those in riches.
Having spent my formative years in a small town of 16,000 neighbors in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, I still awaken every morning surprised and delighted that I live in a gigantic metropolis of 8 million city-mates. Just yesterday, I spoke with people from Tibet, Jamaica, the Deep South and Hungary, all of them representing a global slice of good cheer.
In my 17 years of Gotham living, I have taught and mentored teachers in a preschool, 13 public schools and a private school with tuition now topping $45,000 per year. My students have been in every grade but first and twelfth, including toddler classes and adults.