Denver middle school teacher reflects on his 41-year career

DENVER — After 41 years of teaching, Marcy Stoddard is in her final semester.

She has been teaching at Slavens K-8 School for 17 years, where she teaches 8th grade social studies. Overall, she has worked for Denver Public Schools for 37 years.

“It started to feel a little weird, I would say, right after our spring break ended,” she told Denver7 after a 45-minute Emancipation Proclamation session with her students. “I said [the students] when we came back… It was melancholy for me. And yet, it’s the right thing to do.”

In the video above, you can hear Stoddard reflect on her more than four decades of teaching and the lessons she hopes her students will take with them.

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