Mary Zeeger, Math Teacher
September 10, 2021
Math teacher Mary Zegeer had just finished class when she heard the news.
“It really silenced me,” she said. “At the moment you have to respond and make sure everyone is okay. And the students come first.”
Meanwhile, Zegeer’s own children were at daycare.
“My husband called the daycare and made sure they were all safe,” Zegeer said. “We did end up getting them earlier than usual.”
While it was a scary time, Zegeer said she and the other teachers in the building tried to not let the tension affect them too much.
“If you look into the past you get sad. If you look into the future you get anxious,” she said. “If you stay in the moment, you can make your best choices.”