Family lured Jerrianne and her husband to South Milwaukee in 2002 from Southern California where she worked as, first, a journalist, then, as a court information officer. She now stays busy with media-relations consulting, playing with her three grandchildren (part of the lure), writing, discovering her new environs, and hoping her garden will produce before the first fall frost.
On this last day of Teacher Appreciation Day, I want to give a great shout-out to E.W. Luther teacher Janet Horrigan. I volunteer a few hours a week in her classroom and she has instilled in me an even greater respect for public school teachers than I did before. She is about the most capable teacher I've seen in action, handles crises and challenges so smoothly and in a way to minimize disruption and negative impact on her class.
Her diligence to being prepared, having to spend many hours attending after-school meetings, evening school functions and many more school-related duties that have to be attended to on evenings and weekends is impressive -- and exhausting.
Thanks to South Milwaukee Alderman Erik Brooks for posting the link to the following police alert on his South Milwaukee blog:
Gypsy Crime Alert!
Char Bee buzzed into E.W. Luther Elementary School this week to show 1st and 2nd graders his novel design for beepods, which are more accessible and less expensive to maintain and harvest honey -- and, Char Bee says, make for happier bees -- than traditional human-made hives.