Welcome Back to School
I’m very pleased to introduce to you
A teacher who is and isn’t new.
Though new to some of you today
Last year he joined our work and play.
He’s from the state of Oregon
But don’t look there ‘cause he’s long gone.
He lived a while in Mexico,
But that, as well, was long ago.
Then ten years teaching on Unalaska,
Now where the heck is that? You aska.
An island far up north, where Inuit tribes
Eat seal and go on dog-sled rides.
When he joined our school last year
This man brought smiles & jokes & cheer.
Some mornings he’d share a song or two.
At Halloween his head was blue!
Last spring he left to be a nurse
Helping those with colds, or worse,
But found the nursing life last fall
Not what he wanted, after all.
So back to us mid-year he’s come.
I know you’ll make him feel welcome—
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