A teacher is the most influential person in anyone’s life. Even if you were homeschooled, that means that your parent or private tutor was your teacher and your influence in life. Teachers help us learn our basics, like counting, reading, the alphabet, and other building blocks that children need in order to succeed. They oversee our abilities, help us when we are struggling, and push us to become the best we can (if you’ve got a good one!)
Teachers across the nation have been speaking out against the injustices in pay and classroom budget, but the conversation on the face-to-face treatment has been pretty quiet. That is until Texas teacher Julie Marburger finally had enough and broke her silence on Facebook late March. Her post took social media by storm and charged the conversation for a better relationshipÂ between parents and teachers.
Marburger is a 45-year-old mother of 8 (four daughters of her own, and four stepchildren). She currently works at Cedar Creek Intermediate School (a school that teaches grades 4 through 6) and works with 11 and 12-year-old students. She began her career at CCIS nearly two years ago after transferring from Dallas where she taught Child Development and Parenting. She is a Utah State University alum with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Family & Human Development.
What Made Her Crack?
After an altercation with a parent that left her emotionally drained, she took to Facebook to document the issues and raise awareness for the things that teachers deal with. She also announces her decision to resign at the end of the school year, but after the past couple days in school, she began to question if she could even make it to June.