There is a sunflower in my life called Paula Taylor.
Like the beautiful flower, she is a true American.
She has devoted her life to educating the sixth graders of Louisiana on the facts of American history. Paula doesn’t just teach the facts; she makes her students apply them to the world around them.
She is so deeply rooted in her community that her students consider her a “legend!” Anyone who has every had the privilege of having Paula for a teacher will always remember her innovative and creative teaching strategies.
She began her teaching journey with me. Since we met 36 years ago, we have been fast friends.
What started as a teacher-student-mentor relationship has evolved into a deep friendship that has gone through many of life storms, but like the sunflower, she always looks for the bright side of any situation.
Paula is always up for an adventure; her sunny disposition always brings laughter and joy to my life.
Like the sunflower, she is sturdy—I can always count on Paula for advice and a level-headed assessment of a problem I bring to her.
Aside from my mother, Paula Taylor is the most influential woman in my life. I am truly blessed to call her friend.
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