Retired Tupelo teachers recall visit to Sandy Hook

There was a great story by J.B. Clark in today’s Daily Journal about two retired Tupelo teachers who recalled a trip they took to Sandy Hook Elementary during the 1990s.

Sue Shepherd and Cindy Faucette were part of a team of teachers that visited the school to learn about teaching methods they used there. They paint the picture of an idyllic school and town. This quote by Faucette really struck me:

““I called my husband and said, ‘Do you think we could move up here and you could commute to Tupelo?’ I can’t even express how peaceful it was.”

I think the story really adds another perspective to thew news of Friday’s tragedy.

Also, in case you missed it, here is the story that J.B. and I wrote for Saturday’s paper about ways local schools and law enforcement will review their safety plans in the wake of the tragedy.