Peers in Our Humanity

Lynne’s Teaching

From Dad: I watched Lynne’s blue eyes and inviting smile allure a girl child to share again and again with an adoring stranger who absorbed every word.

Lynne’s friend Ellen is a speech pathologist who worked with special education students. Ellen saw Lynne engage with kids on a playground.  “She had an incredible knack for connecting with kids. Open, honesty in her approach, just unwavering for a kid. She had a knack for saying true things, not greater than it is and not less than it is.”

Ellen thought to herself: “Why don’t we have her as a teacher with us?”

Years later Ellen helped Lynne’s students in special education. “She was a great experience for anybody, especially kids with behavior challenges. She was drawn to them, worked with them, and made a difference with them. She had a highly unusual authenticity, connected.  She didn’t have that hierarchical tone. Consistently with kid after kid she convinced them, ‘We are peers in our humanity.’”