Beverly Ahrensdorf has taught English to 7th and 8th grades at the Pepper Middle School for the past 36 years, facing challenges like violence, language barriers, and cultural differences.
But she has continued with persistence and dedication because she loves her students.READ MORE: Philadelphia Police Searching For Suspect Who Stole Car With 6-Year-Old Girl In Backseat
“I’m very much like a mother in terms of scolding and patting them on the back. I teach all boys — they’re just so funny and lovable, I just can’t tell you.”
An accident while in college led Ahrensdorf to change her plans from working overseas to teaching in Southwest Philadelphia.READ MORE: North Philadelphia Community Welcomes Home 3-Year-Old Boy After Hit-And-Run That Also Killed Mother
“It’s a challenge and it’s just been so rewarding, I wouldn’t have changed it for anything.”
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