- Associated Press - Monday, September 7, 2015

BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) - Kristin Brashaw has trouble sleeping before the first day of school. An anxious student? No, an eager teacher.

When classes begin Tuesday, it will be Brashaw’s 45th first day of school in the Bay City district. She teaches kindergarten at Hampton Elementary in Hampton Township.

Brashaw, who turns 66 this week, says her fears evaporate when the door opens and her students walk in. She says, “They become my babies.”

Brashaw tells The Bay City Times (https://bit.ly/1ITlIII ) that she almost retired five years ago but withdrew her retirement papers at the last minute. She says her job is to get kids to read and write and introduce them to basic science and math.

How long will Brashaw stay in the classroom? She says she’s aiming for 50 years.


Information from: The Bay City Times, https://www.mlive.com/bay-city

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