These teachers are true 'Partners' in Public Education

August 2017

Barbara Taliaferro and Desiree Seese
Barbara Taliaferro and Desiree Seese

When educator Desiree Seese arrived at Gettysburg College in July for a weeklong training to learn more about Partners for Public Education, she immediately recognized "Miss T."

Miss T, or Barbara Taliaferro, taught Seese home economics 28 years ago in the Coatesville Area School District in Chester County.

The two were thrilled to connect with each other again after so many years. "I have a real passion for teaching so I want to make an impact on my students," Taliaferro said. "Hopefully, it pays off. Look at her; she's teaching now."

Seese has been teaching for 15 years and now teaches first grade in the West Chester Area School District, also in Chester County. She credits Taliaferro for inspiring her to become a teacher.

"The reason I do what I do today is because of Miss T and all the teachers I had at Coatesville," she said. "I am what I am today because of them."

You might say these two exemplify Partners in Public Education.


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