la maestra

Relationship: Im/migrant
First Classroom
First Classroom

Mexico sounds like a faraway place from my childhood. It’s there that I first thought of becoming a teacher. I studied hard. I worked hard. After sixteen years in America, I got my very own classroom thousands of miles away from its original thought. I guess like many immigrants the thought, “who would I be if I had never left home,” still mystifies me. I know I would have a different life. It makes hearing a stranger’s voice, sharing a meal with a friend, meeting eyes with a child, and even meeting a new student seem like mystical moments that would never have happened had I never left that other life. It makes this life beautiful– beyond the imagination of that eight year old girl in a distant place with a simple dream.

Place(s): Mexico--TN
Year: 2005

– Ms. Silva

Relationship:  Im/migrant Im/migrant