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My students call me “Dad”

Max Fox
My name is Jeremy Pernell and I am 56 years old. I am a janitor at Washington Middle School. I like seeing the students. Some of them call me “Dad.” When a student has a problem, they do not come to me to talk. They do not go to their friends, or to their teachers. I see them talk to themselves and I see them swallow what they are about to say and they don’t know what has been unspoken. They have small brains. I learned this from a 10th grade science book that was on the floor.  Maybe the
Sunday, September 7th, 2014


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