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Susan Love, Putting Students in Touch With Their Roots and Their Creativity

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.”

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