Jacksonville Woman Honored for 50 Years of Teaching

promo_MarilynOlin_0Congratulations to a Jacksonville teacher who has spent 50 years helping students imagine the possible.

Marilyn Olin was recently honored in a surprise ceremony for being a teacher in the Duval County School System for 50 years–the last 19 of those have been at Paxon School for Advanced Studies.  When asked about reaching the milestone by the Jacksonville Times-Union, Olin said: “I don’t count. Other people count for me. I just keep coming.”

This summer, Olin plans to spend a lot time reading.  Among the books on her list will be “Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger’s” by John Elder Robinson, “Tuesdays with Morrie” by Mitch Albom and “Man’s Search for Meaning” by Viktor Frankl, all of which will be discussed during her theory of knowledge class next year.

That will be a chance to meet a fresh wave of eager young minds, writes the Times-Union article.  “It’s so exciting to watch them grow, to become thinkers,” Olin said. “I love to challenge them … It’s hard work but I thoroughly enjoy it.”

Click here to read the entire article in the Jacksonville Times-Union.