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  • Marion Foley
    June 05, 2012 - 11:20

    Best wishes Gail. Yours is such an inspiring story !

  • Shirley Schumph
    June 04, 2012 - 22:52

    Excellent story of your adult life. Congratulations Gail and your two kids. It shows anything can be accomplished if you work at it. Shirley

  • Joanne Bartlett
    June 04, 2012 - 13:55

    I am so proud of you. You are a wonderful addition to the f "family of teachers." Congrats, Joanne Bartlett

  • IVG
    June 03, 2012 - 19:45

    Well Done All ... You are true believers in the AAA of Life. Its Attitude not Aptitude that determines Altitude.

  • r c brewer
    June 03, 2012 - 10:28

    CONGRATULATIONS to you and your family. Very beautiful story.

  • Whaddaya At ?
    June 03, 2012 - 10:11

    @ Rod Lyver : I think the headline should have stated ' Family Convokes Together '. ' Convoke ' is a verb whereas 'convocation ' is not; it's a noun and can't be used as a verb. People convoke at a convocation, they don't convocate at a convocation.

  • Christine
    June 03, 2012 - 09:28

    All A's and a medal makes her smart.... not necessarily a teacher.

  • Lori LeBlanc Smith
    June 03, 2012 - 06:28

    Hi Gail...I am a distance student who will graduate from MUN, majoring inSociology and a minoring in English, this Fall. I am the mother of three, a boy who has graduated from NSCC, a girl currently working on a degree in Archaeology at MUN and my oldest daughter working on a degree in Therapeutic Recreation at Dalhousie (her second degree from Dal). I too decided to stay at home to look after my children and being the wife of a member of the Canadian Air Force we moved often; it would have been nearly impossible to complete a degree because we didn't stay in one place long enough! I have been accepted to Acadia University to begin my BEd in September. I am currently employed with the school system here in NS working with children on the spectrum and I sit on the Autism Council of Nova Scotia; we have much in common, I think. My intention is to do a masters degree in teaching children with autism. I am 48. You are an inspiration to those of us following in your footsteps!

  • Rod Lyver
    June 03, 2012 - 00:30

    Is convocates a word?

  • Denis Mulloy
    June 02, 2012 - 21:30

    I hope Gail's lifelong dream isn't predicated on finding an actual permanent teaching job. A few years ago my daughter went through the Education program at MUN with straight A's, won the gold medal for top average marks in her exams, and still had to travel to Alberta for work.

  • Roz
    June 02, 2012 - 21:23

    Congrats to all of your family on your great accomplishments. Great story for sure. A pleasure to read happy stories than sad ones.

  • al
    June 02, 2012 - 21:15

    Amazing story gail,congradulations on your success ,good luck

  • patty
    June 02, 2012 - 20:10

    Congrats !!! I myself went back to Mun and completed my Education degree at age 38, divorced and 2 small kids, and I have been substituting ever since, with the hope of getting a full time job soon. Good for you. I know first hand how hard it was and the effort and time it took! Bravo!

  • beautiful story
    June 02, 2012 - 19:28

    What a beautiful story, I think its great when an "older" person goes back to school, congratulations and good luck with your teaching career.

    • dorothy
      June 03, 2012 - 11:09

      Hi Gail, Cogratulations!!! You set out and accomplished so much in the face of many challenges along the way. You have always approached life with an "I can do this" determination. You are a fabulous role model for your children and other people in the 40+ :) age range who need an inspiration to help them take the leap. I look forward to seeing you soon and now we can share our "tales out of the classroom!" Love, Dorothy