I was saddened to learn today that social media friend Jenny She from Auckland, NZ lost her battle with cancer on February 11. I’m blogging Jenny’s last post as a tribute to this loving teacher and friend.
As part of the Literacy learning process, Mrs She’s children over many years wrote stories and then drew pictures to illustrate their stories. This story writing was integrated with childrens’ Inquiries. Children also recorded their stories in movies so that they could share them with the world. We are proud of this work.
Written by Russell Burt, the principal of Pt England School.
Mrs Jenny She, the creator of Little Voices, Little Scholars, a teacher of Pt England School, and a well known innovator with digital technologies in education, passed away peacefully this morning.
Jenny She was known for her cheerful smile, her ‘can do’ and ‘give it a go’ attitude, her indomitable courage and refusal to complain about anything at all.
She completed the 2014 year of teaching, refusing to give up and, although increasingly frail, never ‘took it out’ on others and unceasingly gave of her best until the last day of the school year.
She was steadfast in faith, gracious in adversity and she had friends and followers all over the world. We are all privileged to have witnessed her victory over cancer and the difficulty of her condition.
Well done Jenny, you have left us with an outstanding example of grace and courage. A rare quality of cheerful determination to persevere and serve, no matter what.
Farewell, we salute you. You have, in the words of a Pt England saying, “shown us what OSUM looks like!”
Truly well done Jenny She.