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Lodi High School's Linda Watt retiring after 37 years of teaching the same subject in the same classroom

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Posted: Monday, May 24, 2010 12:00 am

It was 1973 when first-year teacher Linda Watt meticulously set up room 5A for her Lodi High School math students. Little did she know she'd still be teaching there 37 years later as she readied for retirement.

Just like the white birch tree outside her classroom window, she has seen countless students grow confident in learning algebra and calculus.

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6 comments:

  • posted at 3:44 am on Wed, May 26, 2010.

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    BEST MATH TEACHER EVER!!! Such a good roll model too, beauty+brains=Mrs. Watt. Thank you Mrs. Watt for your dedication & teaching us all how to use our brains (pre-calculator student).

     
  • posted at 11:31 am on Tue, May 25, 2010.

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    Mrs. Ikemoto from Reese (K- teacher) will be retiring after 38 years... as well as Mrs. Davis with 24+ years.... makes you wonder why they retire, maybe LUSD class sizes, pink slips and furlough days had anything to do with the decision... anyway Happy Retirement to all our beloved teachers!

     
  • posted at 6:49 pm on Mon, May 24, 2010.

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    Wow. I had Mrs. Watt for Pre-Calc back in the day (more towards the front half of her career). I had no idea she spent every single year in the same exact room. That's amazing!

     
  • posted at 10:57 am on Mon, May 24, 2010.

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    A Class Act 100%

     
  • posted at 3:08 am on Mon, May 24, 2010.

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    Wow, nearly 40 years in any profesion is admirable. I remember having Mrs Watt while at Lodi High in the 80's and looking at the list of those to retire I see some names I recall as well, such as Mrs Troglia. I had her while at Woodbridge....wow! I feel old....

     
  • posted at 2:09 am on Mon, May 24, 2010.

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    111,111,111 x 111,111,111= 12,345,678,987,654,321.....oh and she's a FOSSIL! l0l

     
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