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Family

Nate Rios Current Affairs, Education

For the 20 years I volunteered and worked at Flowing Wells High School, and we called ourselves family. For years, it was true. This defining characteristic pushed all the buttons a young, aspiring teacher could hope for. But toward the

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Shine

Nate Rios Current Affairs, Education, Social Issues

The past couple years have been defined by great change. Tying each teacher together on our classroom islands; this change has stretched and challenged us to see things in new and unfamiliar ways. Whether it be a shift in pedagogy,

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November Post

Departure

Nate Rios Education, Love

There wasn’t much else for me to say. I was resigning. The principal came to my room, stood behind my own version of the Belgian Gates, and looked at me. After almost 20 years at the high school, he told

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