Nancy, Mike, & Abigail - Family Session - Austin, Texas
Let me tell you about one of my favorite teachers of all time. Ms. Goodwin - aka NANCE - aka Goody - aka Nancy changed the way I thought about my school. I was raised in a super small town in rural North Carolina and in quite a few ways it was definitely representative of why we are ranked pretty low in public education. But there were definitely a few teachers who I crossed paths with that were actually making a difference and teaching us important life lessons, how to think outside of a textbook, and weren't "teaching for the test"
Enter Nancy! She was my sophomore English/Composition teacher and she totally changed my life. Even though I'm pretty sure I gave her a hard time, pushing the limits of what I could actually write about/do - it made me stronger and able to push boundaries later in life with other teachers. I was also able to truly be myself, strengthen my out of the box thinking, and realize that not every student fits a mold.
Fast forward like 10 years later and she's living in Texas with her husband and I came to visit and snap some photos of her, her family, her dogs, and of course get my husband to take a few of the two of us.
I'm so glad that I've been able to keep in touch and that the second I walked into her home I felt like I was walking into an old friends. I can't wait to visit again (or visit when they retire in the mountains of NC)
Til then - missing you <3