Sunday, 19 February 2017
Absolutely thrilled to bump into my former line manager at Sasabe kindergarten on Friday, with her resignation in her arms!
To be honest, I did spy her the day before, helping out at the school's music festival. She didn't have to be there of course, but cool schools generate & retain those unquantifiable little extras - loyalty, goodwill, even love.
Ikuko was an amazing teacher (see previous eulogies!) and I am very sure will an awesome mum. We have never spoken the same language with each other, but you don't really need to when infectious enthusiasm & obvious talent is available in spades (her side of the equation!) & jaded teacher wants to impress!
And I wanted to share this cool pic. Why can't all teachers smile like Ikuko!?
Posted by Jim George at 20:34