I am a teacher. I am a cop. My husband calls me Teachercop. I have been a teacher for twenty years. Nine years ago, I went through police academy with our county sheriff’s department and became a deputy. I work part time on a volunteer basis and ride a horse with the  mounted unit. Next to teaching and raising a family, it is one of the most fulfilling things I have ever done.

Working in the community and representing every other deputy with each interaction I have, is much like being a teacher. The way I relate to the public will become the way not only I will be remembered but will be the way that person views law enforcement. Similarly, the way I respond to my students may be the way they learn to feel about education.

I worked hard to become part of this law enforcement group and have learned so much about the policing community; the family that it creates and the brotherhood that is shared. It is reflective of the family that I have formed at school and within the teaching community. Both of these worlds play important roles in the shaping of those with whom we have contact.

I have been rewarded with two exceptional jobs and hope that I am doing justice to them both.

Author: hansonberries

As a teacher of sixth graders, ma special place is my classroom; my home-away-from-home. My first home I share with my husband, our dog Quincy, two cats, and my tortoise friend, Misha. I also have been blessed with a horse named Arjay. We have three adult children and five grandchildren, the joy of our lives. Life is good. I am an equestrian, a writer, a reader, a gardener, and I repurpose furniture.

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