Caroline in the Delta

Closing the Teach For America Blogging Gap

Archives › 2012 › November

Nov 27 2012


Yesterday I came home from school never wanting to go back. Last week I drove 15 hours to Durham, NC, to see exactly half of my Old Dumas Family. The anticipation wasn’t huge because I was so overwhelmed with school and life. The trip was calm and quiet, full of food and carrides from Durham…

read more »
Nov 13 2012

Putting out fires.

Leadership team meeting today: “What are we accomplishing? Why are we here? Why do we meet?” asks Vice Principal. “Putting out fires,” says one. The other six stay silent. I am shaking right now. Shaking. I don’t know if it’s because I haven’t been eating as much, or because I’ve been eating more sugar, or…

read more »
Nov 08 2012

Love Grows

I’ve been sitting in a Little Rock Starbucks for over an hour, with nothing accomplished. Instead I’m chatting with a high school best friend, ran into an old Dumas employee, and ate a pumpkin scone. All I’ve eaten today is a piece of pumpkin cake, and a pumpkin scone. I spent over $300 at TJMaxx…

read more »
Nov 05 2012


In ten minutes I will leave for Sunday Family Dinner with the Doom Crew. It’s November. How this happened, we’re not really sure. This afternoon Erin, JL and I walked to Subway for lunch. For the first time in three days, my appetite came alive at the thought of a Subway pizza (?) We ate…

read more »