LISD teacher celebrates 50 first days of school - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

8/23/10

LISD teacher celebrates 50 first days of school

By Ann Wyatt Little - bio | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – A Lubbock teacher celebrates a milestone, her 50th-anniversary of first days inside a classroom.

In 1960, gas was .25 cents a gallon and John F. Kennedy campaigned for the White House and it is the same year Cynthia Tiger spent her very first day inside a classroom.

"It was hours before I could fall asleep last night," said Cynthia Tiger who has been ready for school since mid-July. Monday was her 50th first day of school. She welcomed each of her students to home room with hugs. "It's just a blessing to work with kids and to see them grow."

Tiger took roll on the first day back and as her seats began to fill up, her smile got a little bit bigger. "My class is always my precious dolls."

Her students refer to her as a primary source for information since she lived through some of what is in their text books. She's taught more than 1000 students in four school districts and has spent the past 27-years in LISD.

"The times have changed, but the kids are always the same kids," said Tiger. She's traded in her chalk, record player and fan in for more advanced teaching tools. When it comes to technology she relies on her students to help her out every now and then.

"Right now I'm teaching children of students I taught," said Tiger proudly. She keeps visual reminders of her former students whose children have also sat in her class, but her most prized picture on her bulletin board is her granddaughter, who also teaches 5th grade.

Tiger expects another good year and has no plans of leaving the classroom. "People retire to do what they want to do and this is what I want to do. It would be foolish for me to retire unless they think I'm too old."

When she started teaching, Tiger was only 20-years old which meant she was not old enough to cast a ballot. You needed to be 21-years-old at the time. The 26th Amendment to the constitution lowered the voting age to 18. It was adopted in 1971.

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