thejosevilson

Where Contrition and Closure Go Hand-In-Hand

“Vilson, you should read the names of the graduates. You know them anyways.” We’re at a retirement party that my wife and I organized for Ms. Nuevo (now that she’s retired, I can name her) when another colleague (we’ll call Mrs. A) mentioned that my sixth graders were now eighth graders. It’s been two years since I left the school I called a second home for 15 years. I didn’t want to leave while COVID-19 upended our...