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Hernando teacher says punching incident transformed her



In May, Hernando teacher Sandra Hadsock made national news when she hit an unruly student in what she and many others saw as self defense. Seven months later, she says the ordeal tested her resolve and ultimately transformed her.

The outpouring of support, especially from former students in the form of e-mails, Facebook messages and comments posted on online news stories, gave her new perspective on the impact she has made during her career. "It was especially stunning how many students said I made a difference in their lives, that they are a better person because they were in my classroom for a little while," Hadsock said. "I was reading those and had tears in my eyes. If this hadn't happened, I wouldn't have known that." Story here.

[Last modified: Friday, December 30, 2011 8:49am]


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