By Tony Wade
May 2-6 is Teacher Appreciation Week.
My first teacher was my mom, Katy Lou Wade. She taught me to read and to love reading at a young age. My earliest memories are of me sitting on her lap as she read Dr. Seuss books to me.
I was only 5½ , but I recall the day my mom dropped me off at Breezy Point Kindergarten and I bawled my head off. It turned out my teacher, Mrs. Nottingham, was very nice and I settled in, but it was still like Christmas when my mom picked me up a few hours later.
I have had numerous other inspiring teachers, too many to list, including a few who taught me things beyond the classroom.