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The teacher you always wanted

Sally Ketchum

Sally Ketchum is one of those teachers whose students remember them forever. Adults call her eccentric, but children adore her. Each day she receives e-mail messages from across the nation as former students send her funny stories or just say hello. All this devotion is for a deaf teacher who used to staple her students' books shut if she sensed their attention was waning.

Ketchum, a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Traverse City, Mich., recently published a practical guide for students and parents titled Super Student/ Happy Kid! Reviewers praised the book's strong moral overtones. This surprises Ketchum. "I thought it was about how to study and write term papers," she says.


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