Common Ground – Snapshots of Everyday America’s Silent Majority
Robyn & Emily
Robyn Drew, age 59 Emily Cary, age 40
I often wish I could be a part of the classrooms that belong to Mrs. Drew and Mrs. Cary. Love of students plus Love of subjects equals Learning
Point of Connection: Robyn and Emily met when they both took 4th grade positions at a Nashville elementary school. Their bond solidified when Emily’s father and father-in-law both passed away in a short span of time.
Same: their devotion to students and learning make them an effective duo in the classroom.
Different: age, skin color, mothers of differing age children. Robyn will tell you Emily is the organized, detail-oriented part of this yin-yang that keeps her big-picture self together.
Finding value in each other: Emily values and draws on Robyn’s wisdom while Robyn counts on Emily’s youthful spirit to brighten the hard moments.
Finding laughter: you can decide which one is sarcastic and which one has the dry sense of humor. But I’m going to point-blank tell you it was Emily who turned Robyn on to hip-hop music.
Stronger BECAUSE of our differences.