This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.
To the editors:
The article about the life of ESOL teacher Miriam Hershberger (Summer 2005) was wonderful.
I was an employee at Southwark School for 10 years. As a classroom assistant, I worked closely with Roz Breslouer, a first-grade teacher with whom Miriam often worked on reading programs.
I always liked Miriam, and will always remember the times I got to work with her. She was a great ESOL teacher. I learned a lot from her and Roz. I learned from these two teachers how to teach young children to read. Even though I am a Justice major now, I will carry the knowledge I gained from them with me for life.