THREE ON THE FIRST COAST
America's growing teacher-gender gap extends to the First Coast, where there's a scarcity of men in elementary and secondary classrooms. Three area teachers tell what it's like to be among the few men in teaching in our schools:
Sadie T. Tillis Elementary, Orange Park
As the only male teacher at my school, I feel a certain responsibility to every student who comes through the doors of Sadie T. Tillis Elementary. I agree with Mr. Warren's point (in accompanying story) on establishing boundaries with male students, because many of the male students I have encountered have lacked strong male influences in their life.
The relationship I garner …