How a Year of Service Broke Me Open

When a gruff nun called from Los Angeles to offer me a position teaching at a low-income high school for the year after I graduated college, I said yes. While I was raised in Silicon Valley and the Catholic and public schools I attended were all fairly affluent, how different could it be to teach after having been in school forever?

My naiveté caught up to me real fast.

Read more on the Grotto Network.

(Photo credit: Nia Bailey [@niabydesign])

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