PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (CBS) — Born and raised in Philadelphia, Susan Love had a rough start. She was rescued from a fire at age five
and grew up in foster homes.
“It was a difficult time in my life, and I remember feeling like a misfit,” she says.
Fast forward thirty years. Love graduated from college, got a master’s degree from Arcadia University, and today is a beloved writing teacher at Patterson Elementary School, in North Philadelphia, where she is created a special space for learning.
“I turned the clasroom into a tropical paridise,” says Love, who notes that teachers must be innovative in the classroom to spark interest from children. “It was quite an investment, but the kids love it.”