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Teaching is a big piece of the education pie

Betty Barnes

March is a month to celebrate education. Those who serve in this field are, without a doubt, some of the most important members of our society. They are influential and inspire a drive to succeed in life. The impact an educator has can change a student’s forever. Students can also leave a lasting impression on their teachers as well.

Presbyterian Village has several residents that can recount great memories with students throughout the years. Betty Barnes can remember the wonderful time when her students threw a surprise Christmas party. However, what stuck with her was how the students who started the year hating math would end the year liking it — even if it was just a little bit.

Barb Stuart worked in the administration office, and though she didn’t teach, she can remember seeing the students and going to their games.

“It was nice getting to see the students wear the game uniforms that they had worked so hard for,” she said. “I always really loved that job, and I always felt appreciated.”

There is a particular day in March that coincides with education appreciation. It is a day where people can overindulge with pecan, apple, coconut cream, and many more. Pi Day is March 14, and any day that combines fun, education and pie is a day worth celebrating! Pi, also known by the Greek letter “π,” is a constant value used in math that represents the ratio of a circumference of a circle to its diameter, which is just about 3.14. Not only that, but March 14 is also the birthday of one of the world’s most famous educators, Albert Einstein.

To show our appreciation, Presbyterian Village residents will celebrate those in education with an afternoon of pie delights!

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