Music matters to Jaffrey-Rindge

To the editor:

I challenge the public to think back to their childhood. I guarantee each one of you had an inspirational teacher. This teacher may have inspired you from your childhood to your adulthood. Challenging your imagination and your dreams. They may have helped you over hurtles, through tough times, or was just there as a friend.

On March 24, my teacher’s future was altered. The School Board voted to cut her job from full-time to part-time. Nowadays, part-time work is hard to live off. Mrs. Lisa Goodwin is and will always be my favorite music teacher. In the school year of 2014-15, she will no longer be part of my education. Mrs. Goodwin has greatly affected her students. She helped a friend of mine realize that he wanted to dance, and she persuaded him to start taking classes. She also promised friend of mine help with his math. If she leaves us next year, she will not be able to fulfill that promise.

My follow-up challenge to the public, what can we do? Music is a staple in today’s society, from movies to relaxation, to just a good old party. Music has touched the students of the Jaffrey-Rindge School District, and that is because of Mrs. Goodwin. How can we fix this?

Kaitlyn Teixeira


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